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Travel Blogs from Beijing
Day 1: July 9, 2014
We arrived at the Beijing West Railway Station with the night train from Xian at 7.10 in the morning. We immediately jumped on a subway going in direction to Xidan, a metro station near our future hotel. The Beijing Subway has some good and some bad things. On one hand itīs extremely cheap and we always paid RMB 2 per …
... sleeping for the next three or four hours. We were both very worried.
Around 5 a.m., I think, he finally settled into an unlabored sleep. We were supposed to be downstairs in less than an hour for breakfast, followed by our tour of the Great Wall we had booked a few days before. We had a choice: wake Sebastian up and take the tour, or let him sleep and figure it out later. It really wasn’t a choice. There’s no way we could have interrupted his sleep. We gave up ...
... proverb this morning. "Faster things come from smaller box". Not sure how many situations this could possibly apply to, but I think the general idea was watch out for cars on the street. Or maybe it was walk fast, even if you're small. I really don't know what she was talking about.
First, we went to Tiananmen Square. Jan carried a little Garfield toy on a stick to guide us. Her ...
... Or at least the world of these Chinese munchkins.
So a year later and my first demonstration lesson of the year was one enveloped by a certain pretend bravado as my boss, her assistant and my fabulous Chinese coordinator Klaire looked on with constant amusement. Beginning with The Beatles' 'Twist and Shout' which 'got me going now' and then some, to conversational practice which included one of my students, hugging me in front of my boss in what could be the most priceless moment ...
On Wednesday we went to the Summer Palace and spent the entire day there. The summer palace is composed of many different buildings/temples, gardens, lots of green space and rocks, and a beautiful lake. The Summer Palace was built to be the home for Emperors and their families during the summer months. It climbs high above the city, with incredible views of Beijing and the mountains in the distance. We were even able to see part of the Great Wall from the top ...
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