Eastern Morning Sun Youth Hostel
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... place had a nice courtyard we could sit in. It was so lovely, except for the dogs that were running around. Margaux laughed as I flinched every time I saw one of them wander past me.
After dinner, we shared a cab, with me dropping Margaux off at her place, and me returning to the Holiday Inn.
It was a long day, considering the lack of sleep I had had, but a great day nonetheless.
Let the adventures begin!
... for lunch. Delicious and filling.
We then continued our walk along the next lake, Houhai. This is lined on both sides with many small bars and cafes. Obviously it would be booming at night time, particularly in summer. Fletcher's knee and ankle were holding up well so we refused the many offers of rickshaw rides and kept walking. There is much more to see that way. We came to an area where there was much recreational activity. Several men were swimming in the near frozen ...
... developing all the children as they are at vastly different levels of English, but it's fun and there are worse ways to spend a day! Some days I think I've got it, and have a really good English circle where they are all interested and attentative, then days like yesterday where I wanted to throw the towel in as half of them were badly behaved yesterday...... Good days make up for it though when we have fun making mooncakes for example for the mid autumn festival, or getting ...
... bracelet, while some poor guy in our group paid full price. We also had a set lunch here, pretty delicious and good conversation with our tour mates.
Now it was time for the Great Wall: Badaling style! Chairman Mao visited here, which is why it’s so popular, maybe? It’s also part of the most restored, so it’s easy (ha!) to walk around on. I wish we had gotten to go to a less populated part of the wall, but I’m still so lucky that ...
... here we come. I have to say many of us were skeptical of eating duck. We arrived at the restaurant and took our seats. Several dishes were brought out before they brought the duck - snow peas were a favorite! Finally they brought out Hamilton the duck and carved him right there in front of us! They served the kiddos rice and the adults wanted some too! You should have seen Sue's face when we asked for rice! She refused ...
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