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This was beautiful. A huge, huge park filled with beautiful scenery, old buildings and history - with minimal usual Chinese problems. There was a water village, lots of temples, bridges and just generally nice things to look at. The weather was perfect which helped and it was dead easy to get to using the metro. All in all, cracking day!
The Great Wall.
Possibly my favourite part of the trip so far. Again, the weather was absolutely ...
... that helps teach English to the children of migrant workers in the surrounding villages around ISB. The high school students at ISB teach the classes and it is fun to watch them plan and execute their lessons. It is also really great to watch how excited the local Chinese children are to be learning English.
Depending on the day, Casey and I usually take either a 4:30 or a 6:00 p.m. bus from school to downtown Sanlitun, where we live in Beijing. ...
... there are gates and doorways that only the Emperor could use (not even the Empress could use them) and then ones for the higher officials, and then a completely separate entrance for everyone else. When it was in use, there were 5 (FIVE) different gates that visitors had to pass through before they could reach the center and the Emperor. There are all kinds of statues that ...
... the laughs and the amazement that we all felt.
I'm really proud of this group, and really bad at making speeches.....so here are some thoughts as I sign off for the night:
Ty'jayh--At the start, you were such a quiet guy! You've grown so much, and it's a pleasure to see you with such a strong group of new friends and a joy for all that we have seen and done.
Mike--tentative at first, and now embracing all that China has to ...
... hot, with heaters everywhere. Anyway our total cost from Beijing to UB was almost exactly USD 100 which is around the same cost as doing the bus, crossing border and train combo assuming it all works out okay....but of course
the direct train is SO much less hassle. We actually felt a bit bad about a group of Westerners we saw on the train who must have paid at least USD 300 each for their tickets! Actually 'bad' Isn't the right word...I think I meant ...