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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... would I pay that much for a plain designed bag. TBC truly has very bland tastes.
Before I went to put more minutes on my phone, Mike taught me that the Chinese word "chong" means to charge. He told me to say "ni hao, wo chong (money amount)," to the worker at the phone place. My Chinese is slowly getting better. So far, I can communicate basic things in Chinese.
When I walked outside, Haley and Mauricio were shocked to see my new look.
... class, I went to have lunch with Bill at Munch. We spoke for a little. I ate pasta and salad. So happy to have real Italian food.
Following lunch, I ran to my afternoon class. I had to give a short presentation, but it was so short. My mind did not care at that moment. Even when I was trying to eject my USB, Rae repeatedly had to tell me to click eject.
Luckily, my evening class was cancelled today. ...
... but the only food I could understand was the bowl of noodles (like Cup O' Noodles but a thousand times larger and with more sodium). Everyone else seemed to be eating the same thing though it took me a while to figure out where everyone was getting the hot water. I discovered that everyone who was anyone brought several large bags of snacks and drinks on the train. Good Lord the locals liked to snack. People seemed to be eating something or rummaging through a bag for a new ...
... maintained. Xi’an is a part of Shaanxi province.
Xining is the capital of Qinghai province and is also the largest city on the Qinghao-Tibet Plateau. Xining holds sites of religious significance to Muslims and Buddhists, including the Dongguan Mosque and Ta'er Monastery (which I will be visiting). Xining is connected by rail to Lhasa in Tibet. Apparently the railroad we're taking is the highest in the world--hopefully there are no snow ...
... to a Daoist temple and got to play some instruments, play some Chinese games, and check out the buildings. In the afternoon we went to a oracle bone burial site which was housed on some land with a few museum buildings and a park area.
Today I'm back in Beijing; I think I'll extend my vacation a little longer and head to the Silk Market with some friends before getting back to the grind with school.
A lot of these ...