Metropark Lido Hotel
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Today was very busy. We got up pretty early so we could head out to Tiananmen Square to see Mao's Mausoleum. Mr. Wallace wanted to get there early because you can stand in line for hours just to see his mausoleum. We arrived and it was pretty insane. There were tons of people everywhere, but we all got in line and waited to see his body. Probably …
Today was one of those days that I truly realized how amazingly packed but fun our schedule is. In the morning, we visited the Great Wall, then we drove to the Summer Palace, stopped at the Temple of Heaven, had Peking duck for dinner, and watched a kung-fu show. We had the chance to meet both our chairs and one of the schools that we knew well …
... like. That must be a **** job, getting all that up there. The way wasn't as easy as we were hoping. Going down the stairs was harder than going up as you tried to control the descent. On some slopes it was easier just to run down and let the momentum take you up the other side. We had a really nice lunch back at the base of the wall. No crunchy bits! After we got back to the hostel we had much needed showers and chilled out. Just a few drinks if I remember correctly. On Tuesday ...
... interesting to see the various steps. Of course the tour ended in a gift shop. How very Disney-like! We tried to get through quickly although I did pick up a couple of Christmas ornaments.
Ok, back in the car and back to the city where we drove past the site of the Olympics and saw the Bird’s Nest and Pool Cube. Traffic is awful in the city but we finally made it to The Summer Palace where Jason told us stories of "the dragon lady" as well as history of ...
... for Cambridge University in England, so she's heading home to Canada beforehand to get ready. I'm so proud of her, but am sad that I have to see her go. We had a class going away dinner last Monday, which was really nice. It's not often that you can get the majority of the class to go out together, but I really enjoyed it.
Melissa and I went with another couple of friends to another friend's apartment off campus to cook dinner later ...