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... to put it simply
Beijing is like CBD of Sydney with Elizabeth street etc., while where the
school is, and is more like a suburb like Parramatta. The markets were located
in the city, allowing us to get a better perspective on what Beijing is
actually like. Walking in, I was greeted by a massive flood of people all
crowding round different stalls filled with strange and exotic food. In one
stall they were selling deep fried scorpions, star fish ...
... some cows and stuff. It was quite impressive. It was also quite busy. In the evening we came back for happy hour (we've done it everyday) and met up with Dennis, who went to a acrobatic show, and a Canadian named Kyle, who was on the trip with him. We ended up staying up a little while, talking about whatever we were talking about. On Monday we went to the Great Wall!!! We went to the Mutianyu section of the wall. Took about an hour and a half to get there. Once we got there ...
... that we can get to take us back. With feet ready to run, the driver had a change of heart and said that he would take us back. If Beijing has any road rules, he broke every one. We haven’t a clue were to go but knew that we are running out of time. We headed straight to the information desk and get told approximately … no worries I’ll get to that point then ask the next person that looks like they would know. We must ...
... yelling at me the whole way. Sure beats getting lead to a shady room or used as target practice!! Lol I turned to look at the guard and all I could say was "xiè xiè" meaning thank you... the guard replied only with the international facial expression for "Dumbass!" I guess some areas are still forbidden after all. :-) Hutong rickshaws After they let me leave the Forbidden City, I ventured North into a large preserved area known for it's ancient Hutongs ...
... of my time busy going out with friends; trying new restaurants and experiencing a bit more of the nightlife around my area. Most of my afternoons at the moment are filled with practice for our class performance next week. Each class is performing a piece for the other classes, and my classmate is determined to ensure that ours outshines all the others. With a choreographed piece that includes nun chucks, fan martial arts, tai chi, ...