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Woke up at eight for no reason. I had nothing to do urgently this morning, but I could not fall back to sleep. So, I dashed off to get breakfast from my favorite sandwich guy outside of west gate.
It had been over a month since the last time I ordered from him. I was so lazy to walked to his stand. The sandwich I got with egg and chicken was greasy, but so yummy.
Then, I decided to get soy milk.
Right as I entered my dorm, I ran ...
... to locals and (occasionally) sleeping, apart from a couple of new features for the diary: As of Wednesday night, I've started dreaming in Chinese! Maybe took a little longer than it might have done with another language, but I'm properly pleased about it none-the-less. On Thursday, I went with Luana to the most incredible place ever - the Summer Palace. I had no idea what to expect, apart from the usual array of ancient buildings, but once we got all the way through the ...
... some souvenirs for people there as well, which is very exciting. There was also a stationary shop, and it hurt quite a lot not to buy anything there (stationary is one of the most dangerous things for me, I just love notebooks ;) In case you haven’t noticed). The tea set that I bought was very nicely wrapped and I think it will survive both the train ride home and the plane ride to Austria. There were also some really nice clothes, but the ...
... in those gigantic rocks! My admiration only grows when I think of the fact that Chinese men are traditionally smaller than most and they did it all with no modern technology. I mean seriously, wow....it's just amazing! Anywho, along with walking the refurbished tourist-friendly part of the wall, we also got adventurous and decided to walk some of the un-refurbished parts as well. I would like to state two things: this was technically forbidden and it wasn't ...
... in the monster of a city, the 5 days we had were ours to waste. Having the Russian Visas already organized before we left, we had to pay the Mongolian Consulate a visit to beg for a pass into Mongol- that was our only commitment.
The usual tourist sites were on our ‘to-do’ list & we really did have quite an enjoyable time in big-**** Beijing. Its just a crazy, off its head, mega-city that really needs to lay off the ...