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... Maldives), he couldn't believe it. "Watch out for the Chinese, they are the first to change the deal to suit them" he advised. I told him that I was going in with eyes open and some of the pitfalls (which I am happy say are not an issue here, after going over the contract with the Expat Manager).
We chatted for an hour or so. He knew guys that I know, I know guys that he knows, We both flew for Wasaya in Thunder Bay at one time (Bill as well). We both flew ...
... the buddha figure gets larger and larger. The last one is incredibly large. A beautiful and serene place in the city.
Living in China has its ups and downs. In any given day I can feel happy, angry, amazed, frustrated, etc. by the routine interactions I have. While walking to the bus stop in the morning I see the same man doing these incredible sets of stretches every day. Then I close my eyes and cross the busy street along with the parents ...
... back to the Days Inn.
After breakfast, our tour group of 8 rode up to our hotel in a small bus and our guide, Justin, told us the game plan. He walked us through a park until we arrived in Tiananmen Square/ Forbidden city front gate just a few blocks away. We first talked about Tiananmen Square but didn't go to the square, just looked from across the street. It was huge! Mao's body is "on display" in one of the buildings, but our tour guide ...
... until a toddler runs into the security area. The soldier runs after the baby with such precision it's amazing. I'm tempted to get a picture with the soldier but I'm too scared. Someone just got told off for taking a picture. Forbidden city was very picturesque but I was shattered and we head back to hotel. It's Saturday night after all and I don't want to miss out on a night out. Before heading out, Adam has spotted loads of flashing lights in the sky. It's ...
So I'm writing this on my way to Beijing airport at 3;38am Overall, from this trip I have learnt that I can do anything when I set my mind to it, no matter how hard or how many obstacles are in my path. I have learnt that "nothing is impossible" as our guide says. I am young and I shouldn't waste the time I have. It feels crazy that these men, my guides, have inspired me to take more chances. In a sense, I suppose they are more like ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLongtou Hotel Beijing
Old hotel, worn carpets, fittings old, mattress hard++, towels thin, balcony dirty, TV was old style, no clock, The room was cleaned every day and the maid did a good job really. A long walk to the train station (-2km). Reception have very limited English.
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