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... is much cooler and fun than UIBE.
Later, I walked around the canal park. On top of a hill, there was a dad photographing his son. So cute.
I returned to campus to do work.
Hours later, Olivia invited me to the Orange Circle. So nice to get real food. We chatted for a while.
Now, I am doing more work. Spending my Saturday on midterms. Sucks, but I can't wait for spring break!
... br> We so far have visited:
Olympic Stadium (Birds Nest)
We have reviewed both in this post! Birds Nest is beautiful and has a great feeling around it! It really is a definate to visit whilst in Beijing!
For now its goodnight and tomorrow we will travel to the famous Tianamen Square and Forbidden City before seeing what bargains we can nick at the night market in the evening.
India & Nathan ...
... with cameras offering you the "perfect picture" of you in the square. Outside of the square locals sell weird hats, umbrellas and nick nacks but within Tiananmen square no one is allowed to spruke goods so everyone is on their best behaviour. The area is honestly like an oven, there is no shade and the concrete reflects the heat (I cannot understand how the soldiers stand in the sun all day without flinching) we walked around the large area for some pictures and ...
... me a cab to the Hong Kong Station. It cost 20 HKD. The guy drove a little crazy, as did the other drivers around him. Glad he wasn't driving me to the airport!
I got in the station, went to the little ticket kiosk and bought my 10 HKD Airport Express ticket, went to the platform, and there was a train waiting for me. Twenty-four minutes later I was at the airport. I got checked in with no trouble at all, walked around some shops a little, buying a scarf to match ...
... off very relaxed, and used the voucher for the massage I'd won in a competition. It was a 75 minute oil massage by two therapists, in tandem with each other, very relaxing & enjoyable. Worth about 75 pounds so a real treat. After that was the first leaving party, our friend Luisa from Colombia had been in China for several years, but only a few months in Beijing, but needs to go back to Colombia for work sadly, she's really good fun & it hit us how our group of friends ...