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... legislative and ceremonial activities by the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China. To the east is the National Museum of China, which (you guessed it), I couldn’t visit because it’s closed Mondays.
Reaching the giant flagpole at the northern end of the square, I used an underpass to reach the Gate of Heavenly Peace. This is the famous image we see of Tiananmen Square, although it is technically not part of the square, lying just to ...
So we got packed up at the hostel and it was time to start our amazing journey into the unknown world of train travel. 7 Days on a train. Here's hoping that this will be the experience of a lifetime.
We ordered our taxi and an hour later it turned up. As always I allow an extra 3 hours. Yes 3 hours to get anywhere. I am sure we will never be late. The taxi drive to Yarowloski Train Station was like a ...
... now and get noticeably cooler. Can't complain though, 10th October sitting in the sun!! School has been great, tiring but in a nice way (I think!) although I got up this morning feeling like an old woman, at 6.30am wondering if I'm built for this more energetic life!! This is my 7th week now, and things are settling down a bit more now and I'm getting to know the children more and more. A typical day starts at 6.30am when I get up, then I cycle to work (around 15 mins) and I ...
... around there for a while before taking our plane to Beijing... Nice short flight only 3 hours and got to catch up on much needed sleep. When we landed it was suddenly apparent how little people spoke English. So got a lift to the hotel in Beijing, twin room, was ok, nothing special tho haha definitely time for sleep now tho, very jet lagged! I'm off to a school fair tomorrow, starting work will be exciting ...
... bit like fish food smells o_O)… We also got a plate of fried hairtail (a thin, belt-like fish with big chompers on the front). The fish is skinned, then deep fried, and served with a sweet sauce that tasted reminiscent of breakfast pancake syrup. o_O The fish was tasty, but very bony. Ah well. Can't win 'em all.
We went back to the hostel, to discover that the internet was still down, and went to bed hoping that everything would go ok ...
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