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... I had a hallucination! I saw a French Chateau and vineyards around! Apparently, it is a kind of a “wine theme park” for Chinese tourists and they have copied the French Chateaux concept. Incredible.
Back at the hotel, we take a quick shower and meet again with Steven to go to the Da Dong, the only restaurant that was recommended to me by two friends. It must be really good! The restaurant is in a ...
... the night that it hadn't finished developing yet. Apparently not, it appears as if I really am that pale.
At the end of the night, we went back to our hotel room and watched the Polar Express, as we do every Christmas Eve, no matter which country we're celebrating in.
Christmas Day started with an early morning for poor Hayley, who was off to her 8am class. I decided to skip this lesson, as I have not missed any other ...
... do spit on the street are from the countryside. I imagine that spitting is sort of similar to the way it's thought of back home, but in Beijing there are tons more people, and therefore, tons more spit.
China sort of reminds me of the U.S. about ten years ago (only sort of). For example, they still smoke in doors here. I don't know how they can possibly smoke cigarettes with the air pollution the way it is, but it ...
... with a Polish girl Klaudia. We went to the wall together. NO organized tour, but we took public transport. A tour with a hostel is around 280 yuen, which is already really cheap for a tour.
We took a bus from Beijing (12 yuen) to a village nearby the wall. There we had to transfer to a small van. In the bus, 2 guys from the buscompany got out, saying, all tourist, come with us. Confused we got out the bus together with a group of 9 Polish people and ...
Jamie and I have been busy! But we spared some time for a break and a trip during the last days of July.
We took a quick jaunt up to Beijing and the Great Wall of China. It was absolutely incredible. We were happy to be experiencing the lovely city of Beijing, but after living in Shanghai for a year prior, it was not quite as impressive. It was strange to look out over all of the buildings and be able to see their tops. In Shanghai, you can't ...
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