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Today did not go as badly as I thought it would, I was
really nervous last night and this morning but when it came to actually
teaching my lesson I wasn’t nervous at, which I am very thankful for because I
tend to speak faster and without thinking about what I am going to say first.
The morning started off as usual, me struggling to get out
of bed because I stayed up to late finishing off my lesson plan and sleeping on
the bus ...
... 233;s and institutions- 'Bookworm'. Books and food rolled into one- what more could we want. Cheeseburger dumplings and Thai salad in the jam packed lending library was heaven. We soaked up the Beijing literature vibe while craning our necks searching for a title to buy- however there were too many to choose from and we headed back out onto the streets empty handed but full on food and words. Next we headed south into the Jinguimenwai Embassy Area went to find our ...
... but no battlements. The top is a wide, flat, paved walkway but as the route takes no account of the terrain whatever, as it becomes steeper it changes to shallow steps, steeper steps and at worst, almost vertical and rather worrying staircases. The mind boggles at the thought of having to negotiate all this laden with weapons, armour and supplies. On the staircases there were often side landings behind a protective wall where soldiers could fire down through ...
... that the driver wanted to go left but couldn’t. So we made a right turn and went down a long block for him to make a U-turn. Now let’s talk about this maneuver. At the light, we were not in the lane closest to the island (which would have made the turn easier), we were in the second lane (the optional one where you can make a left turn or go straight). When the light turned, it was holly hell; you had oncoming traffic, the ...
... defied belief. It has rained on and off here for the last 4 days, but after queuing to see Chairman Mao's body (and being harassed by some fake security guards) we left the group behind, got away from the crowds and visited a large park containing 'The Heavenly Temple'. It is where the Emperor went once a year to prayer for good harvests. Groups of people were doing various sorts of exercises in the park. After watching a dance group ...