Commune by the Great Wall

Exit Shuiguan, Badaling Highway, Great Wall, Badaying, Hebei, 100020, China | 4 star hotel
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Time to go home

A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07


... the city), and then the second to last night was just a regular all-nighter for old time's sake (including a pretty sensational beer pong victory for Alvin and I), and then I've just arrived back at the apartment (currently 2:41am) from Wudaokou again - it pretty much exactly followed the pattern of several of our nights out here, with a pizza and beer at Steps, followed by table football and then a club or two, where most of ...

Only one week left, but already broken by Beijing!

A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07


... as so many places are always open). Because of the pollution/constant exposure to cigarette smoke, my voice has completely gone, but when I do manage to make a sound, it's in a near-James Earl Jones tone (using that phrase slightly loosely), so loving that, but need to get my 'beautiful British accent' back for tonight! I think we're going to try and find a bowling alley in Sanlitun, so shouldn't be too late... The last week's been pretty standard, going to school, ...

Living like a king, all on a shoestring

A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07


... of course), a roast duck meal, karaoke (not my idea, I'll add), beer pong, several night clubs - one of which was crazily-exclusive, pretty much super rich Chinese (+Westerners) only - and then on Sunday it was Beihai Park and Houhai as well... and at some point I also got a tailor-made suit! All of which came to about £150 :) I think that cumulatively during that time I got about 9 ...

Great Wall, a lot of jumping and a little Chinese

A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07


... so quite pleased with that. After my birthday night out on Monday, things sort of went downhill from there on the language front, starting with me falling asleep in my first lesson on Tuesday (they're private lessons as well, so it wasn't that easy to hide - I just started answering a question and dozed off, waking up a few minutes later, looking into the totally perplexed face of my teacher... not my finest moment) and then ending up with me taking the weekend off studying, for a ...


A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07


It may have started quite far in advance of my actual birthday, but since the duck meal on Thursday, we've also since had a night out in Wudaokou on Saturday, a visit to some Hutongs and a temple (even if we only got to see it from the outside as it was closed), with another meal in a dumpling restaurant on Sunday. Over the weekend I did also receive an early, and pretty amazing, present... I got my debit card back! :D I went to the bank, for the third day in a row, ...

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