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... are not really what I was expecting- a little underwhelming to be honest. But here is what I learned about the Ming Tombs
Some Facts About Ming Tomb
- There are 13 Ming tombs but only one is open.
- Zhu Di was the 3rd emperor but the first in Beijing because Nanjing used to be the capital for the Ming Dynasties.
- Emperors would think they were just ...
... and turned up, he wouldn't have noticed it. Then I remembered that I have 60 free minutes on Skype each month as part of my uni Office 365 subscription, so I used that to call home and voila! I got to talk to Glenn and my girls for the first time in two days! That was lovely, but it was very sad to see how upset Elisabeth was when I had to go. I went with some of my group to have dinner at one of the campus restaurants that we had been given food cards for. ...
... As much as I hated dealing with annoying people on the subway, I still enjoyed it. I will never forget how many times I saw people playing music and begging money on the subway.
I was busy packing and cleaning when I returned to my room. Right before the closing ceremony for my program, I chilled with Niaya and Jonathan in Niaya's room. We talked for a bit and then Niaya's tutor Cecilia showed up. We walked together to TBC closing ceremony.
This time, the ...
What a day we've got planned.............a walk on the Great Wall & then The Summer Palace.
Unfortunately the weather is a little cloudy but still very hot
We decided last night, after a chat with our concierge, not to use one of the various tour reps (students) which approached us yesterday. Instead we are going to share a car & driver with Bill & Jenny which works out more reliable, cheaper and flexible for all of us, it'll work out about £60 from 9.30 from ...
The last few days have been so busy- but what else do you expect now? I have since changed classes to a higher level upon the recommendation of my teacher. I had wanted a bit more of a challenge, and I was happy when he said he thought that it would be better for me to go up a grade. My new class is much smaller than my previous one. One of my classmates, Elaine, said that the class had started large, but many people had changed to higher or lower ...