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... but I was unable to walk that long and turned back after about an hour to make sure I would have the strength to make it back. Before I got to the rendezvous point with my guide I came across that Earthmover again. This time there was a group of Chinese workers trying to right it with a crane. They hooked it towards the top and were getting ready to lift it. I could tell from the point of contact it wasn’t going to work, and I mentioned it to ...
... how many pairs of underwear = 5lbs? Trust me, it's much more fun to figure it out while standing at the United Check- In Counter.
Relieved of the suitcases, we took our 200lb carry on bags through security. It appeared to be going smoothly, until they indicated that they needed to search one of our bags. What a bounty this lucky TSA officer snagged! Apparently some of our full size toiletry items found their way into a carry on. Now most ...
... to Chinese had gone down so much. He was so right. Right now, I don't care to invest anymore in Chinese.
Right after tutoring, I took a two hour nap.
Sleeping was so nice. Just laying in bed was a huge luxury for me. Usually, I am on the go.
In the afternoon, I had a group meeting for a project. When DJ entered the lounge, he literally rolled out of bed.
After my meeting, I ate Thai food with ...
Obviously I am writing this blog entry much later than June 8th, so I will try and keep me outlook on China as close as possible to what it was a month ago.
From Shanghai we took a fast train to Beijing that topped out at a speed of 200 mph. This train was fancy and very impressive. The scenery along the way made me feel like I was taking a train through Europe if you can believe that. ...
... as soon as we got into the terminal we had to board immediately. So much for Belgian waffles and chocolate :( We got on the Hainan airline flight and were immediately served a delcious Chinese lunch, chicken, rice and veggies. We also had seatback touchscreen entertainment systems, without which I most likely wouldn't have survived the 10 hour flight. I managed to watch 4 movies, 3 shows, eat some seaweed covered peanuts,meanwhile failing to doze off at all. They ...