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... entered into the Forbidden City. Gosh, was that a walk! The Forbidden City is huge! HUGE! The distance is one thirsty one. Hahaha, yeah because the temperature was in the highs today it was easy to get dehydrated. Advise to consider: if you are planning on touring a country during high temperatures, always carry water with you! Enough water. You will need it.
The Temple of Heaven is not considered a temple anymore. ...
... to consider was the noise. The number of
people around and the fact our room was right next to the stairs
meant it was quite noisy at night but then we only really noticed it
one out of seven nights so it couldn't have been that bad!
So, having settled in, we headed back out onto the tube to find
Beijing South Station to see where we would need to go to catch our
train to Shanghai and to pick up our tickets for it. Wow. Beijing
South is massive and ...
... on the stairs. So nasty. I understand that things are different here, but that was still disgusting.
Once we returned to campus, I read my chapter for one of my classes. Then Stephanie and her Chinese roommate Stephanie asked if I wanted to get dinner. I said yes.
Stephanie, Sara, Karena, the Chinese roommate Stephanie, Amelia, and I walked to a dumpling place outside of west gate. At my table, Sara, Amelia, and I got forty-five dumplings. We eat ...
... and see something - so that the day hadn't been a complete write-off - so we decided on Tiannenman Square which was only a short 5-minute walk from where we were staying. The buildings surrounding the square are quite impressive although the atmosphere feels quite rigid. It was packed full of Chinese nationals and foreigners wandering around, taking photos and admiring their surroundings. I was under the impression, from research I had done on Beijing, that ...
Well, all I can say is that our train journey back was not at all pleasant. Vinh had a tummy bug, which I then caught. And we spent most of the train journey lying in our cabin feeling feverish, queazy and completely rotton. To top it all of, the man who we though was very nice (as he was chaperoning his daughter to Beijing to study) decided to grope my **** and then I threw up in front of a huge line of people ...
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