Ariva Beijing Luxury
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... speak Chinese in China?", "Are you eating Chinese food?", "Do you have a TV?", and of course the amazement that I am going to bed when they are waking up and I am waking up when they are going to bed!
We had a few hours before we had to meet and visit the school and go over the contract, so we went for a walk to check out the closest mall, the Europlaza. Right away I thought "Tourist trap", but we went anyways. Sure enough, $100+ for a pair of Crocs, iPads ...
This morning we had a more leisurely (8am) start to the day, aiming for a slow pace relaxing day after yesterday's madness. Naturally, it didn't quite turn out that way. We set out for the Summer Palace, barely even noticing the old Chinese men that constantly 'phlegmy-spit' on the street as we felt settled in to Beijing life. The summer palace was on the other side of the city, but was absolutely worth the trip. The old emperors' buildings surrounded by rocks and trees ...
... people even know what happened?"
Next we entered the Forbidden City! All the big attractions (Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Olympic venues, Great Wall) are on the "Dragon Line", what ancient Chinese used to think of as Prime Meridian. The Forbidden City is the center of the city, then the Imperial city is surrounding it (outside the large walls, like where Tiananmen Square is and surrounding), then the Inner city ...
... my local who likes to bust these dance moves out once he's had a couple. We move on to other bars one with a Chinese band singing Abba & a sports bar to catch the end of the footie, then home. Day trip to the Great Wall of China, maybe we should have woken up before 10am. Oh well, we've also decided to cut our time short in Beijing and head to xian to see the Terracotta Warriors. We need to organise how to get to the Wall & our Xi'an journey the next day. ...
... order? Natty, you were the first person I really bonded with on this trip and tbh I don't want to lose that. I know you didn't want to leave and it broke my heart that there was nothing I could do to make you feel better. I love you and you are amazing and beautiful. You're like a big sister to me sometimes. Jamie, you really made it for me. You were a barrel of laughs, even if the circumstances aren't always so fortunate. You were ...
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