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... Possibly why it was so ******* cold, even though the sun was nice and warm out of the wind. Best day for pictures by far though and we're warm now so it was great. If anyone sees a silver Impreza on "Britains craziest police chases" please let me know, as I was dreaming about it over the last few days. Last night however I dreamt about drinking beer and eating fried chicken with James Cordon and Sean Lock. This dreaming malarky isn't for me Packed up last night so ...
... supplying Beijing.
Bags packed ready we continue to watch the view and the open escarpments change to residential areas with rows upon rows of little Chinese houses with a look of coronation street terraces to them.
Arrive in Beijing with very little fuss, but have to fight our way out of the station with literally thousands of people, absolute mayhem.
The four of us decide to walk to our hotels packs and all, there ...
... presentation for beginnings learning Chinese. We met our professor who gave the lecture. There are some basics we learned.
1. The first part of learning the language is learning the pinyin first before the characters.
2. There are five different tones (flat, pitching up, pitching down and then up, pitching down, and neutral).
3. Drawing characters goes left to right or top to bottom.
4. Each ...
... ever so tired it seemed to take me forever to get to sleep, only to be woken up by our (assumed French) roomies. When they'd left the room I again felt I’d never fall back to sleep… but then the next thing I knew it was somehow midday!
It was almost 2pm before we left the hostel; hard to believe we’d wasted half the day inside; but at least we felt rested after our long flights.
No sooner had we set out off to Tian’anmen Square than a Chinese ...
... the park for an hour and a half we hopped back on the subway and headed to Panjiayuan Antiques Market. Only open on the weekend, the market sells all sorts of stuff including jewelry, paintings, antiques, ancient and Mao area items and clothing. We saw some cool stuff that we would have looked to buy, but we decided to wait till the end of our trip to start stocking up on souvenirs. Our bags are pretty full and ...