Aloft Beijing Haidian
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This blog is coming to you from a brain that has been awake for more than 24 hours. So just a heads up. If what I write doesn't make any sense or it's just plain stupid or there are spelling or grammar errors, go easy on me. I woke up yesterday (Wednesday) around 6 or 7am California Time, and it is now 8:30am on Thursday in California. Also I am watching some crazy Chinese show that I don't understand, oh wait... that was a beauty product commercial. All we have done the past ...
... brisk walk away, it's a huge place. We have to get out of the university, cross a bridge, then go up another section to get back to our hotel. It's just across the road, but it's enormous. To get to the other end of campus takes probably 20 minutes of quick walking. I guess La Trobe Bundoora is similar, but it doesn't seem to have as much as here. Many many students live here - they pay about $200 a year for their housing. There are bikes everywhere, and ...
Today we Woke up at 5:00 am and walked to Tiananmen Square for the sunrise flag raising ceremony. It was pretty cool being on the biggest square in the world in the heart of communist China. To walk onto the square you have to go through security. Police and soldiers and security cameras were everywhere monitoring the tens ...
... my enormous snake
dipped in spice.
I AM the show.
You know what?
It didn’t taste bad. At all, aside from what I think may have been a venom sac.
I’d try it again if I didn’t now know what it was.
Washed down with a drink (or possibly a bomb, see pics) and dessert, some relatively normal fruit, for a change not encased in candy.
Interestingly the fruit cost far more than the snake!
... of hours shopping. This time we set them a challenge. Armed with 20 Yuan that we gave them, we asked them to buy something that was practical and could show value for money. At the time of writing this we had not decided the winner, but we will put it in the next blog. After a couple of hours we were ready to head back to the hotel, and give the group an hour or two to rest and get ready for checking out of the hotel tomorrow
Dinner was at 7.15pm ...