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Yesterday we toured the forbidden city and tian'anmen square. After a group lunch, we climbed the great wall. The experience was incredible and unforgettable....i'll update more when i am not paying for internet minutes ;-)
... off at the right stop.
Mike guided us to the buffet. I was surprised to find out that it was only forty RMB (less than seven dollars). The one thing I love about China is how cheap the food is. So, the restaurant tried to do a buffet of different Korean food including bibimbak.
We cooked so much meat. The food overall was okay. Nothing special. However, I did not love how cheap it was for all you can eat.
As we ...
... little neighbourhood shops. Lots of impressions and sooo hot! When you look out of the apartment it looks overcast and not to hot; but when you get outside it is humid and smoggy.
The kids took to all the fruit and wanted the biggest watermelon they could find (nobody wanted to carry it back though!)
In the evening we went on the very efficient subway (1 every 2 minutes 2 everywhere in the city for $0.50 each) to Tiananmen square. Here ...
Monday morning was filled with people getting ready for the job placements. We got separated into groups of 5 and sent out in vans to our job placements. In my car, I was the last to be dropped off, which worked in everybody's favour. As it turns out, there was a terrible miscommunication between the NGO Future Generations and the internship brokerage. As it turns out, they expected me to come next month, as most of the staff ...
We learned about the origins of these characters, and then went straight into making them throught the art of calligraphy. This was really cool! We were given long sheets of rice paper, black ink and paint brushes and were led by another teacher in how to create characters. The rice paper is used in calligraphy because as soon as the ink hits it, it fast absorbs and depending on your stroke, it can either make the lines thicker or ...
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