Empark Grand Hotel
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... in the area. After quickly dropping off our stuff, we set out to explore the neighborhood and find something to eat.
We quickly discovered that the locals REALLY had no experience communicating outside their language. While we made use of signs, body language, and even a translation app to ask questions, most people would just shrug or answer in their language, with very minimal efforts to make sure we understood.
The city isn't trendy, but ...
... to be one of the more difficult parts of the trip! We all tried some really delicious food and hopefully will experience even more during the rest of the trip. Our very first committee started at 6:30 and went to around 9/9:30 pm. We were all incredibly nervous for the first session and had been studying incessantly a few days prior. We came out of the committee satisfied with our work and are ready for the next day! ...
... speak Chinese in China?", "Are you eating Chinese food?", "Do you have a TV?", and of course the amazement that I am going to bed when they are waking up and I am waking up when they are going to bed!
We had a few hours before we had to meet and visit the school and go over the contract, so we went for a walk to check out the closest mall, the Europlaza. Right away I thought "Tourist trap", but we went anyways. Sure enough, $100+ for a pair of Crocs, iPads ...
... within the dorm room (inception style) with one bunk in. Donna and I were given this little hideaway and the dorm even has an en-suite.
In my younger days I'd have put up with all manner of smells but not now and another thing that I have succumbed to with age is an intolerance of dirty clothing. I brought a limited amount of clothing on this trip and I convinced myself it would be ...
... restaurant/fast food place that I hadn't been to in almost 6 years! The food was delicious!! After that, we got to go to the 北京奧林匹 ;克公園 (Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan) (Beijing Olympic Park) and see the Bird's Nest as well as the Ice Cube. Beijing was where the 2008 Olympics was held and it is now only used for special events and for tourists to visit. We stayed until night and got to see everything lit up!