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... a few empty rooms too (Big huge, decorated temple and when you look in, nothing, just an empty room you can't walk in). The last little part with the garden and smaller temples was pretty though. It just didn't seem to impress me that much. And my camera died so I couldn't really get any pictures.
After that it was just the long train ride home and waiting about 40 minutes in the cold in a line for the public taxi.
... that it was hard and not easy. Because that just reflects the incredible time we've had here.
Sweating and crying is a tricky combo.
SO many people in that train station. At one point most of us went up the escalator..but that was wrong..so we had to come back down.
Tricky part; no down escalator. Uh oh.
down the stairs we came~
suitcases, bags and all
So chaotic, but under the leadership of our ...
... was because we had eaten about 1 days worth of food in the last 3 days and we were starving. At the risk of sounding stupid, I also asked the guide if there were China Towns in China. He responded respectfully (the answer was 'no' by the way). We then caught the subway to Tiananmen Square. The square is 400,000m2 and can fit 1,000,000 people in all at once and is the biggest square in the world. It was a short walk to enter the Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, ...
Oh hey remember me? I used to have a blog here but have recently fallen off the face of the Earth...
My apologies for the long period of inactivity. It's kinda gotten slow since we've finished all the planned trips for our program. But there are still things to update you on!
So I have successfully survived all of my midterms. I now only have two more tests in three weeks that I have to get by in order ...
Let's just get this out of the way now...this morning sucked. I woke up and I could feel an awful scratchiness in the back of my throat, and that's when I realized that Beijing's air pollution is getting to me. As I sit here and write this, I'm holding back the urge to hack up a lung. Anyway, that's just a minor annoyance to distract from the awesomeness that was this evening. I'll get to that in a minute, thought, because I first need to ...
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