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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... pronouncing some things. The professor made me repeat some words a lot. I kept doing the bad thing of thinking in English. When I saw the pinyin, I automatically thought of the English sound. It was difficult for me to think in Chinese.
Following class, I chilled at Shari's apartment with John, Cait, and Ramon. Then we went to lunch with Lanz outside of east gate. We ate noodles and I got a red bean ...
... a few - there are a million ways you can lose yourself amid the hutongs (small alleyways) and tranquil gardens of the city. Just be aware that you're probably being watched on CCTV!
The absolute highlight, and truly one of the most awe-inspiring sights we have ever seen, was the Great ...
... outside more like the ones any self respecting rioter would wear while under fire from tear gas. We have seen a few people wearing these but not many. I watched yesterday as 2 women get on the train both were wearing masks and one had big headphones on and they were trying to have a conversation, I couldnt help but have a chuckle as I imangine them saying to each other "huh?', 'what?", "huh?" "what?".
Beijing has that typical big city feel to it but it's a city that ...
... out, I slipped on a glossy tiled walkway and fell on the ground. I instinctively tried to break my fall by thrusting my hand out, and ending up jamming my shoulder. CM helped me up, and I moved around a bit to make sure nothing was broken. Nothing was broken or dislocated, but I felt incredibly sore. Since we were still near our hotel, we went back up to our room to regroup.
After about an hour, I felt a little better, so we headed out to Wangfujing Avenue again. We ...
Today, we went to 798. 798 is like an outdoor art gallery. There are many art galleries/shops along the streets. On the sidewalk, there are some random pieces of are. Ex: a head that's missing its top portion or a globe of the world covered with bottle caps. My favorite shop was a shop that sold records and record players. When I say record, I mean those O shaped black ...
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