Jiao Lou Business Hotel Forbidden City
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... something, I saw an awesome sweater, but the guy did not have my size. Then at a different store, I found a cool black jacket, but the seller wanted over three-hundred yuan. I refused and walked away. She did not chase after me. It was clearly a bad deal.
Bethany and I walked down to the bottom floor. I begged her to see the stuff animal section. So we ran and found a Little Minion! It was Dave! I did not actually watching Despicable Me until last summer! ...
... I had met earlier in our little "beer garden on campus" and made a few new Canadian friends. When they heard it was my birthday they couldn't pass up the chance to buy us a beer! (and at $1 CAD you can't afford not to!) Most of the fellow Canadians are maritimers but I met someone who went to Queens for History and someone else who went to our own uWaterloo for Economics!
All in all a good (and exhausting!) day!
... not that big or terrible that I almost fainted. Actually I enjoyed the cultureshock, I just love the chaos and randomness here. And it's true, I'm getting stared at so often! I thought, it's Beijing, the capital.. quite international, people know what Europeans look like.. Maybe it's just my looks;)
When I wanted to order food in a random shop the lady didn't understand that I wanted the food I pointed to (she just started to talk Chinese, do I look like I understand that?:p), ...
... London, there was a bit of a festival going on there and it made for a pleasant stroll.
The best thing about our time here is that we were able to show Matpat as much as we could in 3 days because it didn't rain on our activities. Before this, there had been so much rain that much flooding had occurred (18 inches in 11 hours) and the day after he left (we had an extra day due to the train we were taking), it poured all day.
... wall. I was impressed. There is a cable car to the top and you can also get a toboggan back down. That could have been soo much fun but about 20 of us got stuck behind a young girl who was packing it. We had lunch up at Mutianyu as well. I have no idea what we ate but it was all good.
On the way back was the silk shop.
I saw a great shop today.."No Good Just Satisfactory" What a great name for a shop? I recon we ...
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