Travel Blogs from Beijing
We actually were called in to do some art work to describe or group and our experience on a poster board. Only the guys were available to help out. The girls are in a different dorm so there is no way to contact them. They guys were playing frisbee outside with some girls from another group and reluctantly came in to help. However, between Zach, Aaron, Sam, Rodrigo, Trent, and myself, we put together a collaborative work of art fit for any summer ...
Slept very well after the Chinese massage from last night. Today we headed off to the TCMA (Traditional Chinese Medicine Academy) where we learnt a bit about what they do and how they do it. We then got a half hour foot massage from the students at the academy which was very good, then the doctors came in and examined us one at a time and just by taking your pulse, looking at your face and tongue and talking to you they can give you a diagnosis on ...
... at least in my case) and get your mind around the fact your about to move your body for 6 hours, 26.2 miles and over 5,000 stairs!...man did I just want to get it over with and wished I could feel as pumped as all my fellow race mates who were throwing back gel packs and snickers bars like they were shots of vodka or espresso or something haha. I was still freezing and praying for it not to rain on my malfunctioning iPod…but just in time for the race fire WE WERE OFF and ...
... for two Chinese men next to us. One was retired, and the other was a businessman. We told them we were students from the U.S., what our majors were and that we were studying at Beida. It turned into a conversation about China-U.S. relations, Zhong-Mei guanxi 中美关系. We talked lightly about international trade--as much as my vocabulary could offer! We transitioned to the differences in China and U.S. culture and the importance ...
... on the pavement or on the big open square outside a church. Music was playing and to each different song the group would all do a different formation dance. There was one large group line dancing, another smaller group street dancing, then a group ball room dancing and in the midst of it all people roller blading round cones. It was brilliant to watch lots of different groups of people all using a public space to their benefit in such a harmonious way.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet