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... bargains before heading back home. The Pearl market is THE place to go in Beijing for all of your knock off gadgets and labelled gear.
I then headed to Beihai Park for a wander before making my way to the Forbidden City. When I got off the underground for the Forbidden City, I was approached by a sweet looking Chinese girl. She asked where I was going, and she said she was heading that way too and asked if she could join me. Being friendly, of course I said ...
... and finally they take you to a restaurant and you have order...all in Chinese! Being a Spanish teacher, of course I love this way of learning!
Here are some pictures of where I will be living with Casey. The best parts are the heated floors and that i have my bathroom and the second bedroom is basically my dressing room! A girl's dream!
I will be taking pictures of the school so that you can all see how impressive ISB is!
Miss you all!
... do not come here to just get a job. You would not survive if you are not willing to connect with Chinese society. Believe it or not, there are way more other options to do in life beside working for a Chinese company. Have no fear to carve out your own path.
Let make myself clear. I am beyond happy and grateful to be in China for a year. It is an amazing opportunity. For sure, I plan to come back here for vacationing after college.
Back to my day. I ...
... Eastern civilization. Covering an area of 2,700,000 square meters (3,529,412 square yards), the Temple of Heaven is larger than the Forbidden City.
Last stop for the day was the pearl markets - yet another opportunity to shop!!!
Tonight a group of us went to Maxim's Restaurant, across the road from the hotel. Supposedly a French Steak House - very slow service, and very expensive - the wine anyway!! It was an experience.
... just using today as a major lazy day!! I haven't cried as much as I have the last few days so if u are one of the people I blarted to I'm very sorry BUT tiredness and crying aside we're really positive and very excited... Looking into booking the great wall of china and going to see some acrobats and kung fu (that is our daily budget gone already tho). We've seen a poster for a lesson in making dumplings in ...