Travel Blogs from Beijing
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do." Confucius
We woke up early for breakfast and had a group picture. If you don't like taking pictures then China will change that, or push you over the edge. :) We took a bus about one hour to the Confucius Temple after a very good lunch at a traditional Chinese restaurant. The food was hao chi, delicious, ...
... Can relax a lot more now.
Having now got to the Chinese border we were boarded by all the officials in Mongolia and had the same routine. All was ok and we then crossed the border into China. This time we are stopping for 4 Hours - Same routine again. Passports and customs. All ok and we were told we were allowed off the train here. The carriages are taken away and the Wheels are changed to the size of ...
Today was another similar one to yesterday. A fairly easy one mooching around with just the one to visit to yet another temple.
This time it was the Lama Temple, probably the best temple I've visited so far since I got here due to how quiet and relaxing it was. It houses the biggest Wooden Buddha in the world carved from a single piece of wood and has the little Guinness world record sign outside just in case you ...
... laughing, dancing and skating! Obviously we arrived with our 6 pack of beer, but after a wee while of observing Stephen and I plucked up the courage to try and find out if we too could join in. With no Flo to translate for us though we were on our own! Ten minutes later and few dodgy hand signals we returned with 2 pairs of roller skates. Rabbit caught in the headlights and bambi would be the only way to describe this experience for me! As Stephen and I ...
... Friday song.
The kids have been great, very attentive so far, very respectful so far and very hard working learners for the most part.
I am feeling a lot more settled in the apartment now. I found my closest "merry Mart" and actually purchased groceries. Also found some locals performing tai chi right across from my apartment. It is a beautiful practice. I love the movements and it makes me want to learn ...
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Five stars hotel that costs like a 3-4 stars one, in a perfect location.
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