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... normally the knife wouldn't be a problem as he was able to pass through all security checks to get on the subway with no problems, but this one seemed more thorough. We headed back to the apartment and made some dinner.
Our tourist Visa's were going to expire on the 25th and we wanted to spend more time in Beijing so we spent the majority of Wednesday morning doing research to figure out how to extend them. We needed proof that we ...
... there's no better way to understand a country and it's people. Our group feels sad for the folks who only spend their time on tour buses. As so many of them have said, "They don't know the real China." And they're right. There's always value in looking around and exploring, but it changes lives when you grow in the way these kids have.
We'll be happy to be home, but we're sad to say goodbye. We've become a sort of family. Poor Mr Palmer--there's ...
... selling locally grown fruit. It
would appear we were in the cherry capital of china! It was now my mission to find someone who
sold cherries and buy some. We made our
way to the Ming Tombs which interestingly
were only found by accident by a farmer only in recent years. To get to the tomb you had to climb down 9
flights of stairs and on the way down you could feel the air getting
cooler. We could also hear the comments
... The flag raising ceremony is at sunrise which is at 6:50am. We ended up getting lost and walking through the Working Palace. We could hear the music but never actually made it in time. It was freezing outside as we were completely bundled up. We finally made it to the square and because we had time before going to the Forbidden city we decided to walk around the square. We did not get very far before people wanted photos with us. About 15 minutes straight of being ...
... I have developed a persistent cough that doesn’t go away. This is what is known as "China Cough". It wasn’t soon after that discovery that I realized that everyone walking on the street is constantly coughing and spitting phlegm onto the sidewalks. While, the spitting is disgusting, I don’t blame the Chinese for coughing constantly and wanting to get whatever is in the air out of their body. Another hard thing to escape is the smell ...
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