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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... day was really nice, clear and warm. We took a short subway trip to the train station. As soon as we arrived, we heard an announcement that the train we were planning on taking was full, and it was going to be about 3 hours until the next one. Also note, you are not allowed to purchase tickets until 1 hour before departure or something like that.
So we ended up waiting in a line to wait for the ticket stand to open to buy tickets to take a bus for a bit, and ...
... succeeding at Kilimanjaro last year my health and fitness have been since declined and this was a bit of a struggle! But we made it and boy were glad to see a lady selling drinks and snacks at the entrance onto the Great Wall! As all our water had been consumed on our way up.
Needless to say the Great Wall lived up to its expectations and we were in awe as we walked ...
... also wander around Soho. The whole city is closed but our reliable local dumpling house is open. We're regulars there now. I finish the day off by watching the Ireland v England 6 nations match with a sound English guy we met at the hostel. We spent the last day taking a look around Beijing business district which is a ghost town at this time of year. Beijing has been really interesting. We're flying to Korea now! Phrase of the day: My name is a summer. I like ...
I have been on vacation since September 28 (Saturday) and it doesn't end until classes start on October 8 (Monday). The reason: the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Holiday.
The festival was on Sept. 30th and is marked by eating moon cakes and observing the larger than normal full moon at night. I didn't eat any moon cakes (because I don't like them) but I did go out to dinner with one of ...
... the entrance hall. The staff member greeted him
fondly and introduced him to us as one of the more mobile and
independent cases being treated by the orphanage. Closely following
him was 'Stevie', an extremely amicable little dog who had been
abandoned at the orphanage as a puppy and had been kept around as a
mascot. This tiny dog walked with us throughout the visit, obediently
curling into a ball and waiting outside each building as we went in.