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Travel Blogs from Xingtai
... awake but we did manage to make it there on time. Our bus ride was about 3 and 1/2 hours, during which the tour guide tried to distract us with teaching us this pen game. It is basically where everyone plays rock paper scissors over these pens but you don't want to end up with them. Cause if you end up getting both pens you have to do something embarrassing in front of the whole bus. Dan ended up having to sing My Heart Will Go On, which of ...
... 80 km north of Beijing. We are stopping en-route at one of the tombs of the Ming Emperors, the largest, the Chang Tomb. There are a total of 13 tombs situated all within a 10 - 15 mile radius. All stand out on the landscape with gloriously coloured pagoda structures. Considering this is a tomb for one person, it is a major site, encompassing a vast area with many buildings leading to the final resting place. The burial was quite incredible with ...
... to Beijing next weekend with a bunch of the other teachers. I’ve been really lucky that Tricia and Christine have helped me out so much with taking me grocery shopping and out to eat because it would be impossible for me to do any of those things alone not knowing any Chinese.
Everywhere we go people stare at us, it’s not meant to be rude I don’t think, but everyone here grew up surrounded by other Chinese people so they have ...
... train station. When we got to the train station in Xingtai, Tracy (the lady I had been emailing back and forth with from the school), and the school's driver were there to pick us up. By then it was 2am in Xingtai, I just wanted to sleep. We stopped at a store so I could get come snacks and water and then they brought me to my apartment. They showed me the bedding that had been purchased for me and the apartment. My apartment is really nice other than the kitchen and the ...
... looks like through my eyes. The land of Dragons and Emperors will never be the same!!
PS…I’m in the picture here with our school recruiter, Tracy and our Chinese principal, Lu.
In addition to this....Santa didn't visit me this year so I have been promised a Christmas stocking from my mom when she gets here with my dad in a couple ...
- Pets allowed