Travel Blogs from Beijing
Beijing is definitely not the place to be at during the Chinese winter, and unluckily enough for me I was there twice, both times during the cold winter period.
Winter is colder in Beijing than anywhere else in China I've been to, it's a sort of cold that freezes you all the way into your spine. I had warm clothes too.
Anyway, during winter …
... since we had just met and he now considered us his friends. We admired his artwork and his two rescue cats, one who was constantly playing with the bottom of my dress, and then thanked him profusely as we returned to the gallery.
We made it back to the gallery and a famous photographer had shown up while we were gone. He was admiring our artwork and invited us to see his studio after our gallery was finished. Everyone was having a wonderful time, meeting ...
... that. In his best Chinese accent, Devon joked "200 yuan for a good time!" Turns out the "mini prostitution houses" are really just tiny convenience breakfast places. Next we ate at KFC, which is nothing like the ones in America. The chicken was definitely not fried Kentucky style. It was still a nice reprieve from unusual cultural food. Most of us ate the popcorn chicken, fries, and a chocolate sundae. Howard had us try a special treat: an egg pie. They were ...
At about 8:30 my roommates got up. I was still in bed at 8:47 when I got a phone call to tell me I had a class in 10 minutes. Uh, ok. Apparently, they forgot to let me know ahead of time. Today I had one student, a 12-year-old girl in middle school. I guess a couple more students will join the class tomorrow. So I will be teaching for my remaining weekdays until I go home.
Some of the guys that just came back from camp went to the Great Wall today. I could have gone, but I knew ...
... to the office for the afternoon .
A chilled out evening, too tired to cook so we've just ordered in dumplings, a box of 10 each, Kung Pao Chicken in one box, and beef & water chestnut in the other, 2 veggie sides, 3 dipping sauces, all for a fiver - and very very tasty.
Change of plan...... Pez will do his match / cheerleader report another time as he's dozing on the sofa, we'll just tease you with the photos for now!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsZhaolong Hotel Beijing
Five stars hotel that costs like a 3-4 stars one, in a perfect location.
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