Gongda Jianguo Grand Hotel
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... passes. For some reason I couldn't figure out how to swipe a dang passport but as the stewardess helped us get the airline tickets I tried to tell myself it wasn't a big deal. My only mission for the day was getting to the infamous "white wall". Wei dubbed that our meeting place in the Peking International Airport.. the biggest airport in all of Asia.. so that was pretty reassuring. All I knew about it was that it was a half wall and ...
... to there is no tipping in China. I agreed with Mariam that the United States has the best customer service since tipping is required there. Tipping motivates people to act nice to customers.
After dinner, Mariam, Monica, Terry, and I went to get bubble tea. I got my hot because it was cold outside. Following that, I went back to my room to chill.
Enjoy the pictures of the food!
... history or information about locals. The first stop was the local market where people shop daily as opposed to weekly trips. Here you could buy meat, fish, fruits, and fresh made pasta and buns. WIthin seconds of being in the market, you could tell that it would automatically fail every health inspection in the states or Canada. There was dirt everywhere and many of the merchants were smoking cigarettes as their ashes ...
... car, and we felt bad that her nice vehicle was covered in mud by the time we got there.
Along this road, we saw a lot of children walking on their way to school. There were also piles of large rocks that about 10 men were moving by hand to build a low wall on the edge of what will be the new road. They were using a horizontal pole that they put between two of the men's shoulders from which the rock dangled on ...
... to the not so distant sound of someone hacking up mucous. Welcome to China.
Day 2: Keeping face and going hungry
My demo lesson felt like a relative success considering it was my first time teaching. Initially the majority of the children looked blankly at me before bursting into tears. But by the end the majority were smiling, giggling, running around or holding my hand.
On the way home whilst waiting at a remote bus stop a ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center