Tianjin Friendship Hotel
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Having finished 3 months of boredom and Chinese studying in Qingdao on the 23rd of December I hopped on a bullet train on Christmas eve to spend Christmas with my buds in Tianjin.
It was my first Christmas away from home but we all clubbed together and had a whale of a bloody time.
About 15 of us hired out ...
... of the Trade Centre Tower, which sadly was closed to the national holiday.
We then made our way to the Italian Quarter to meet one of our colleagues, John for lunch in an overpriced food and beer.
We made our way to the Tianjin Eye; just like the London eye, but decided the queues were too long and decided to go back to the hostel for a barbacue on the roof.
The next day we tried the Eye again and although the queue ...
I joined the flying insects at dusk (& subsequently the bats) and a couple of hundred other people circling TaiFeng Park tonight.
I am living, for a few weeks, near the park. It is a great asset to the city with its open grassy areas – popular for flying kites – lakes, trees and sculptures. As the seasons change, so does the state of the vegetation in the park, as does the range of ...
... moment: probably when we put 19 people in the lift in the Holiday Inn in Tianjin. Highlight: the scale of Beijing airport was amazing. Message for home: they have hash browns! Eddy: when I heard one of the girls point at Sam and say (in Chinese) "I want that one!"! Ben: playing cards with Sam, Dave & Gav in my Pikachu onesie. Seb: watching Sam being mobbed. The view from my window in Tianjin with fireworks and Chinese lanterns floating in the air. ...
... taking a walk down 解放北路 during the twilight hours when the lights come on. These are still perfectly preserved, letting you wonder if they have stood the test of time for over a century.
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