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On my way back from UK after spending a lovely Christmas and New Year with my boyfriend and family back at home, I stopped in Beijing for my connection flight to Seoul. Only to find that all flights had been cancelled that day due to torrential snow!!
The events that followed will forever be burned into my memory to never book Air China again! …
Success is hard to measure when one is teaching in a new and very different environment. One can certainly argue that Halloween, that most American of October trick or treat fests, is quintessentially American right until the hollowed pumpkins, the trick and treating, distribution of candy and of course the dressing up. Until I lived in the States, Halloween was nothing special. Then of course I began working in the Los Angeles ...
... and set us free to climb the wall. We thought the hour and a half was a bit too long but as we would find out - it almost was not enough time. The ancient steps of the wall were worn and broken, some steps had only a few inches between that and the next whereas others had almost close to two foot high steps. To make matters worse the stones were quite worn and uneven, and WET! Watching our steps carefully, we started the ascent, pausing nearly every 5 minutes to ...
... our tour guide, and Grey and I spent another hour inside the Forbidden City exploring and snacking on ice cream. I had a soybean (?) ice cream bar which was green and oddly refreshing on the hot summer day. Because we had traveled from south to north, we had to walk all the way back south after exiting, around the Forbidden City, to catch the subway. The exit was a mess, jammed with tired tourists confused with direction and deciding where to go next. Again, we ...
... toilets that are not built into the floor
- toilet paper that goes in the toilet and not the open basket next to the toilet in the floor
- cold drinks
- non instant coffee
- a good soft couch to sit and relax on
- a good soft bed to sleep on
- an enclosed shower
- people who don't cough up lungs on the street
- chicken that is served without the head--actually any food served without the head ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services