Boxin Hotel (Beijing Huguosi Street)
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... We have to speak English always, and never use Mandarin; which is good practice for the students who will in time pick up words, phrases and even idioms from the context in which we use them in. There is a lot of emphasis on teaching 'natural English' - that is, conversational English rather than textbook English. It is hard for someone who is not a fluent speaker to teach this.
... I thought your name was Fred." She quickly replied with "It's nice to meet you, too, Tom!" We all chuckled. I think I'm going to like this guide. On the bus, she talked about how foreign it is for an older Chinese person to see a countryman speaking English. They find it fascinating and are curious as to whether or not the American people, or 'westerners' can understand them.
We got to the Lang-ham Hotel for a ...
... was very persistant and stated that 'there is no bus coming today, come, I will give you a ride in my taxi for a good price’. We laughed and walked over to people who actually worked there who told us that it would be coming in about half an hour. Unfortunately the bus stop for that bus was right in front of that lovely taxi driver who proceeded to try and convince us of more lies that ‘it takes four hours to get ...
I woke up in the morning feelig a bit better, although I still didn’t really found
back my appetite!
I took a shower, ate a pommegranate I bought on the street and left for my
second day. I was initially planning on going to the muslim quarter of town,
but at the end I ended up visiting the Lama temple complex and the Confucius
temple in the east part of town. It reminded me a lot to the temples I saw in Haoi,
... one of the side gardens to get to the main gate. There where speakers there blaring a public service message, which was both orwellian and tranquility breaking. I also saw all the moat boats tied to the dock, the frozen river and about 20 people with shovels clearing the pathway.The forbidden city was pretty magnificent. 7ish CAD got me in, another 7 got me an automatic audioguide that tracked me via gps and gave me info based off of it- ...