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Travel Blogs from Beijing
At the end of our week of orientation with LoveTEFL there was only a few of us left at UIBE waiting to be moved to our placements. Unlike some who were still waiting for information on their placements we were given an extra week of training. Our placement is with a private language education centre called MaxEN, which stands for Max your education, Enhance your learning, based in shopping centres in some of the larger cities in China. As a company they seemed keen to give us all ...
... As much as I hated dealing with annoying people on the subway, I still enjoyed it. I will never forget how many times I saw people playing music and begging money on the subway.
I was busy packing and cleaning when I returned to my room. Right before the closing ceremony for my program, I chilled with Niaya and Jonathan in Niaya's room. We talked for a bit and then Niaya's tutor Cecilia showed up. We walked together to TBC closing ceremony.
This time, the ...
... cable car attendant pointing at Kevin and saying ‘big teddy bear !’ and pointing to Biggles and saying ‘little teddy bear!’ a number of times whilst p***ing himself laughing !
Trip back to Beijing was uneventful and we arrived back at train station starving and suffering from severe coffee withdrawal symptoms. Therefore you can imagine ...
... and Deb had a very quick look at the Beijing Zoo. Went to see Panda's and Golden Monkeys. Many people don't like Zoos and whilst it can be sad to see animals confined this zoo is definitely worth a visit. Some of the enclosures are old and the glass is dirty but the animals seem in good condition. Graham and Sheila went to a Llama Temple which they had to pay for ( they were done again !) Ben and Debbies entry was part of the tour. sucked in!
Celebrating in Beijing
While the rest of China was buying pork, putting up decorations and closing up shop, I was still attending class. The Wednesday before Spring Festival was probably the most relevant day. During lunch, my coworkers asked me about the difference between Spring Festival and Christmas. They were particularly interested in how gift giving worked and how long the holiday lasted. After lunch we walked back to the office, stopping ...