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Beijing is way better than what people think it is like in Australia and I reckon it's really underrated. The air pollution is really bad but it's worth it because you don't get this kind of chance in the future. The one thing I'm really happy about is that I learnt how to use chopsticks and now I look like a Chinese man when I'm eating ...
... Thanksgiving, but Chinese people do not celebrate it since it is an American thing. My Chinese professor said that she has no idea what it is exactly. We spoke about what we eat. I can not wait to eat mash potatoes with gravy when I return to the US.
For my Chinese lecture, we finally learned about directions! I can not believe that the book finally showed it to us. That would have been helpful from the get go. The books irritates me because it shows me so ...
... from the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC) to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
The afternoon included a tour through a "Cloisonne Market". Here, we also had a wonderful lunch.
Cloisonne is a unique art form that originated in Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368). In the period titled 'Jingtai' during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), the emperor who was very much interested in ...
... t let them loose on my feet I would have had to leave in a wheelchair. Chinese massage is definitely not going back on my ‘to do in another city’ list!
Whilst we both loved Beijing, there were a few oddities in the culture that we just couldn’t quite get used to. The squat toilets were getting more manageable until we went into the hutong and gone were the cubicles and we were just faced with a row of squats. The Chinese seem intent ...
... help from her in communicating with the local tailor & shoe mender (once we found them!!).
They are both only a few mins walk out of our compound, Andy bought 2 pairs of trousers from the markets (he'll kill me for saying that - I should just lie & say they were from Ted Baker or somewhere like that......!) and they needed tailoring. Our office days when we're not out & about seeing ...