Orange Hotel (Beijing Yayun Village)
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Here is a quick entry to tell you about my first trip to Yashow Market. What an experience!
I am now regretting packing so much, because you can get everything here for so cheap!!! That is....if you know the art of bargaining!
The market is an indoor market with several floors. They sell everything from North Face jackets to Uggs, but of course they are not real. ...
... said that I was pretty in Chinese. Our professor laughed and said to never use the adjective pretty for a guy. John put his hand on my arm and I swung it off. I gave him the stare. Everyone was shocked by my response. Bethany then yelled, "What is the word for sassy?"
Following class, I went off to Salintun with Bethany. Before we went on the subway, Bethany gave me her extra subway card since I misplaced m
She took me to a restaurant called Element Fresh. We ...
... well with the meal.
After the sun went down, a street near the restaurant caught my eye-- people were milling around and it was lit with tons of flashing signs. We went exploring and I encountered my first real Chinese market, with vendors selling street food on sticks and fruit and a huge array of clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. I know this is daily life for many people, but I was just so fascinated by the whole thing.
... in with the meat) and some other pork dumplings, along with a noodle dish and rice. Yum.
Saturday brought a cold, steady rain. The 10 of us were in pjs until we realized it was time for the Biggs kids to go to their soccer tournament at school. We joined them for a very brief time, but it was very cold, we were inappropriately dressed for the weather, and none of us were playing soccer! We kind of just hunkered down in the house for the day, until ...
... Dig out the old pair of
hipster-looking glasses I only use in emergencies and head out with
the group. Option C it is. Just in case, I was loaned a tiny bottle
of Visine which I now carry in a cargo pocket like a holstered
Riding out to our destination, we were
briefed on Peking University. To sum it up bluntly, it's the
Princeton or Yale of China. BNU is a competitive state school just
like Northern, but Peking is an ...