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Today we had another free day to do whatever we wanted. So Nick, Cory, Maddie, Lisa and I decided to go to the Dirt Market. The dirt market is a shopping area that sells a lot of items like the pearl market, but they sell more authentic Chinese items. The pearl market sells electronics and purses and things like that. We took the subway there which took forever ( it was about an hour on the subway because the Dirt Market is on the other side of Beijing from us) But ...
... for tutoring. Katherine and Eileen were there too. I could not focus to save my life. I freaked out about my Chinese final next week. Jacky was trying to ensure me that I would be fine, but I kept laughing. Then Katherine and Eileen jumped in that they were over Chinese too.
Jacky was laughing as Eileen, Katherine, and I acted as crybabies over our final papers and exams. We all said that we were so over school at this point. I said that I so did not want ...
... with me, 18 of us in all, vast majority are American as the organiser, Francesco, is too and a few know him and each other from back home. Fortunately though they're not the usual gaggle of loudmouths who know nothing of any world existing beyond the USA, but rather a group who have travelled both externally and internally and are richer through those experiences.
One of the ladies, Elizabeth, had me in stitches ...
... br> In contrast to Douban is Baidu, whose corporate headquarters span an entire city block. When Google left the Chinese market in 2010, Baidu became the country's premier search engine. Our tour was led by Kaiser Kuo, Director of International Communications and American citizen who's been living in China for the last 17 years. One of the more interesting sights we encountered on the tour were the pods, used for nursing, massages ...
I know you have all been waiting patiently for my blog so here goes: first let me begin with the Beijing Zoo my blog is in no date order but I can tell you this adventure happened my first Saturday here.
A group of newbies and I of course, decided to see Beijing while taking the subway for the very first time in Beijing. This was my first subway trip EVER and when I say subway I dont mean the place you eat at. Also, when I ...
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