Huanghe Jingdu Hotel
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well. I went fast, once I got the hang of it---like boogie boarding, it
makes you feel really young and free and easy!
We had a guide for the Beijing part who was only adequate and that was a bit
frustrating. In truth, she had a tough act to follow because our guide
in Tibet was fantastic---warm, giving, kind, thoughtful, and a delight
to be with from the very first second. (Someone on our trip found out
that his family had to bribe ...
... at me. She turned around and laughed. In. My. Face.
Another important observation is to appreciate the stairs we have home. I remember when I was walking up the stairs and even after two floors of stairs I was out of breath and was dying... Well now it's never gonna happen again. While climbing the Great Wall I have stepped on stairs that were about two inches tall and others that ...
... and stuff which was epic, then we went to another little street which served all kinds of strange foods, starfish, millipede, fermented green bean soup... So basically I decided that as I'm in china, may as well do as the Chinese do and ordered fried scorpion on a stick!!!! Ha when I first saw it they were all still wriggling on the skewer but then they stuick them somewhere and they all got cooked hehe, then put some salt on them and handed then over... Took me a couple of minutes ...
... room service, the non-English speaking person on the other end of the phone transferred me to reception, who then transfer me to room service who hung up .... This happened three times before I gave up! So, a good outcome after all.
The Great Wall
I have walked the wall before, although in a much more remote part with fewer tourists. I had forgotten how steep it is in parts. It was quite a workout and I know ...
... into men and women and were not allowed to talk. I've got to admit, up to this point I was pretty much signing my name on the dotted line to go and live there for a year (it would be much easier than teaching non? and the lovely ladies were really keen for me to go there to learn Chinese), however the dinner was horrific. The monastery has a policy of no waste, so we were supposed to finish everything, but it was awful. We were given slimy vegetable soup, with ...