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Travel Blogs from Beijing
A number of things contributed to making my internship such a fantastic experience. First of all, as I chose the home stay option, I was living with a Chinese family in a typical Beijing apartment. The family was very kind and provided ...
... names are in English as well as Chinese so it doesn't cause us too many problems. The language however is a whole different ball game as English isn't widely spoken and with Karen and my Chinese repertoire only consisting of hello and a poorly pronounced thank you, things get interesting. The fun begins on the first night when we are given a number in the restaurant queue. After a couple of numbers are called we realise that they are not saying them in ...
Back in Beijing after a wonderful 3 days in Shanghai. To our incredible & generous hosts, Vivien & Matt, we thank you for showing us around your fantastic city.
Today we were treated to a ...
... to a school Christmas Fayre, which was much smaller & chaotic than the one we did, so we were glad we had a good one. In the afternoon, there was a wine tasting at a restaurant near us, 5 quid for 50 different wines on offer - very nice.
In the evening, we'd been invited to a soft opening of a new Argentinian restaurant - so we went along to that, a very nice evening with free flow wine, food, and a prize draw where Andy won a bottle of white wine, which ...
... without having someone rubbing pass you. No! no noodles for me!
That was until after more than 24 hours of travelling and ripped of by a cabby again, that I reached my destination: Fawang Tempel, took a bath and had me a box of those same despised noodles. I have to admit It tasted good!
So three things to remember:
1. No more instant noodles
2. No more getting ripped off by taxi drivers
3. Will get the best trainticket when I leave!