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This past weekend a bunch of us went to Beijing. We left Thursday night and took a sleeper overnight train. There are four bunks in each little cabin, but for some reason six "seats" in each cabin, so we ended up having to deal with 6 people and four beds. Kelly and I split one, and somehow the two biggest guys ended up splitting one. These beds were more like benches so it was pretty funny to see two huge guys huddled basically on top of each other for comfort. Or so ...
... 20 mins watching the town disappear into the distance we decided to call it a night. Into our comfy beds. I was on the bottom and Dee chose the top. Or did I choose the bottom. Not sure.
Comfy. Ohhh Myyyy God. It was like sleeping on a brick. Thank goodness we decided to bring sleeping bags. Using the blankets to make the bed a bit softer.
1st night was an experience. I thought we came ...
... to the wall. It was not that far, 30min climbing. I wanted to make the first picture and then my camera said, "No SD card inserted" NOOOO I left it in the laptop!! Oh but fortunately I bought 2 new ones and I had them with me. Pfiieeeeew.
On the wall it was not to crowded with tourists, but a little bit. It was beautiful, but " schots en scheef". We walked eastward on the wall, just Klaudia and me, and there it ended with a sign " no tourists alowed". ...
.... Literally. I found out the value that I put on my own life today. While walking across a busy intersection I stopped abruptly, knelt down and picked up two hundred and one yuan. Not thinking at the moment, I wondered why the countless number if beijingers did not stop and rejoice and finding some dollah dollah bills y'all... Simply put. Their lives are worth more than the thirty five Canadian dollars that was lying in the turning lane, ...
... long. Then you have to fight for room on the subway. Our first visit was to the lama temple. We saw people worshipping and just observing the temple. There was a statue that was approximately 50 feet tall and about 15 feet wide. It was amazing. One of my classmates, Alex, was brave and went up to a woman to say that they had "similar hair." Alex, as you will see in my ...
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