Jiao Lou Business Hotel Forbidden City
Travel Blogs from Beijing
When Father Gene finally started talking about Yunnan, he waved his microphone into my face. He asked where my research topic was. Afterward he said, Well, Lenny blah blah. Lenny blah blah blah." Everyone was laughing until Jean shouted, "Father Gene, it is Benny." Father Gene looked so confused.
During break, Caitlin approached me and called me Lenny. "It is Benny!" I screamed and turned away. She was laughing.
The French Black ...
... I told him that I wasn't stressed since I was used to it. He said that he wondered how I do in school. I responded that I do my work and I pass, but I do not see the point of crying over grades. There is more to life than school.
When I went back to my room, Anthony was skyping his girlfriend. His girlfriend saw my outfit and complemented it. I felt flattered and then said that Anthony needed to add some flare to his wardrobe.
... to be quiet in such a hallowed area, but the tourist groups crowding the tombs were irritatingly loud and the whole "dead-person-lying-here" vibe was totally lost. We were, unfortunately, not starring in our own version of "The Mummy."
However, the next tomb, that of Empress Dowager Cixi, was much more empty than the first. We were able to explore it without too much interruption. For the few moments we were alone, the only ...
... put on a cat face and we pigged out at the hotel desert buffet, but we were all super homesick. We went to the Bell and Drum Tower during the day. The Bell tower was a traffic island so we amused ourselves by watching the traffic. I thought Brugge was bad. There just aren't any rules here regarding traffic. To make a route faster, bicycles will go against traffic, cut across traffic. It's pure mayhem. The day after that, we went to Beijing and ...
... packages of ping pong balls next to the cash
register for some reason. Even renowned CEOs and scholars are known
to make jokes about their antics 'back in college'.
Meanwhile, China has their college
students memorizing textbooks, treating every test like we treat the
SAT, and scheduling their lives around their ideal study habits. They
haven't had free time since early childhood, they function without
it. These are not the supernerds from ...