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... the toilets, except that they were once again squat toilets, which many of our group really didn't want to use. We slowly made our way back to our hotel, nearly getting lost on the way but not doing too badly. As we crossed the road at one intersection, a mad driver basically tried to push through us, so clearly pedestrians on a green light don't have right of way. The lake that we passed yesterday in the centre of the campus is starting to freeze at the edges. ...
... zao. He then came out driving a car. It was his bosses and we were going to take it to the Beijing Olympic Park. This was a bonus for us as we didn't have time to go there on our very tight schedule.
It is a very large place with a great big concourse leading up to it. Many people were hiring roller blades to go up and down the path. We walked of course, and it was freezing cold and the wind was blowing. The buildings are lit up beautifully. I was a ...
April 28, 2012
Chinese Word for the Day: Chu'ar...although I haven't been able to have it yet, I've been told that this is a MUST eat while visiting Beijing. It's a meat skewer and I guess it's the easiest Chinese character to learn as it looks a skewer.
Well I'm off traveling again! This time a new experience as I'm really on my own. The Seward student teachers left to go home today. :-( Therefore, I'm on my own! Anyhow, we have a four day weekend because ...
... leads to a long night of (what we assumed was) Baijiu [Chinese spirit] consumption. Plus a whole lot of wailing and stumbling about. It was a beautiful mess.
- THE GREAT WALL: We took a tour provided by our hostel to Mutianyu, and by tour I mean bus ride. This is a less touristy part of the Wall in a beautiful hilly setting, with some sections left unrestored. After a two hour ride from the city center, we were on The Wall. It's ...
... out non-blurry, though I’d be surprised if one did. The rest of the city seemed quite Chinese indeed, and several buildings throughout the city had the traditional architecture. Even the houses of many Chinese kept the traditional style. A nice change of pace from the rows of skyscrapers that cover the land of Shanghai. I grabbed a pack of 20 postcards, all hand written traditional Chinese pictures, and headed on my way. I’ll let my pictures say the rest about ...