Travel Blogs from Beijing
... our baggage took a very long time to emerge — perhaps we had inappropriately expected supreme efficiency from the Chinese airport process.
Norman Zhang, our guide for the next 26 days here in China, was waiting for us right as we emerged from customs — no sign needed, as he recognized us from our photos. He is a really fun person, very well-informed, has been guiding for over 20 years, and speaks perfect English, with a rapid cadence, ...
... and we talked for a bit before she went off to see Ariel.
I returned to my room to watch the Batman and eat the Japanese desserts Olivia brought for me while drinking tea.
Anthony came into the room and said that he took the day off too. He was going to be productive by reviewing Chinese, but he gave up. I was so shocked to hear that he finally chose to do nothing productive for once. Anthony clearly was slowly turning into me.
... ticket. We were encouraged to pick up gifts for our two tour guides. It was a no brainer for me; Jameson Irish Whiskey for the male and Baileys Irish Cream for the female! One last munch of westerner food in Starbucks before boarding. Apparently, we will be treated to a warm beer and a microwave burger on-board! The next post I make will be from the DPRK, as long as the airplane gets us there ...
... black, yellow and green colored glaze representing the heavens, the earth and everything on earth. The Hall has a base named Altar for Grain Prayers which is made of three layers of white marble and has a height of six meters.
Another important building is Imperial Vault of Heaven. If you look at it from far away, you will find that the Vault is like a blue umbrella with gold head. The structure of it is like that of Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, but smaller in size. ...
... many different dishes and they were delicious! :9 All of the other groups of campers from all over the USA ate there too. So many campers were there!
Then, we were taken to Beijing Royal School. We found our dorm rooms and explored the campus. It was a massive school ground. We also had computer time and access to free wifi in the library.
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