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Well this day was possibly 1000 times better than yesterday
and I am feeling so much more confident in myself and happier.
So that I wouldn’t be caught out again and placed into the
same situation as yesterday I made sure that my activities were all very
simple. The topic for today’s lesson was Music and I was the last person out of
group to teach (Which I thought was good) Tess taught the first half of the
lesson (Focusing ...
... things like fireworks, the Chinese however don't seem all that concerned about such issues. Firecrackers are set off all over the place in the middle of the streets, flying everywhere and hitting you. The guys at the hostel we stayed at would light them and then half jump back, but not before getting hit or standing on one that hadn’t quite go off. Then there were the sparklers that involved a guy causally walking around with a blow torch to light them for ...
... I may or may not have gotten some presents for my family.
We headed back to the hotel, packed up, had a trip ending beer at the hotel and headed to the airport.
I got all snuggled in and comfy (as much as possible), ready to fall asleep with my head resting on the side of the plane when the man behind me coughed right on my head. Nasty! One thing that I ...
... then have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the Great Wall at Badaling entrance. All along this road, there are souvenir shops everywhere, and they all sell the same things! Anyway, we line up for tickets. I would say there was 12 lines with at least 40 people in each line, it, like seemingly everywhere else in Beijing, was packed.
So The Great Wall at Badaling has a south side and a north side. The south side had very few people on it, but it is very steep in ...
... to NOT do anything horrible for 40 minutes as I had to peace out! Sooo I was stressed the whole 1.5 hour trip to the station (slow station is a good 20 min walk + 45 min bus ride +15 min walk + 5 or so min check in from me)…so actually 2 hours could be pushing it at times…though OF COURSE my train was late which actually gave me some breathing time and an early arrival which was nice. And then it actually decreased my 2 hr. margin I had between trains in Changsha to ...