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... guide suggested we go to lunch. We ate at a Beijing style noodle house. The food was ok but pretty bland, especially since I specifically asked for something spicy. I managed to slurp my noodles without wearing any this time so I felt I accomplished something.
After lunch I again asked for a taxi but once again after about ten minutes of unsuccessful attempts to hail one we wound up back on the subway. This one was fairly empty for a Chinese subway. My ...
... island game, students were answering with some pretty interesting answers as per usually, some of the items they said they would bring with them were, fireworks, a magic wand, Doraemon... And then someone called out "Bear Grylls!" It seems that Bear Grylls is very popular in China along with One Direction, Taylor Swift and Sherlock.... Pretty interesting mix if you ask me, also one of ...
... I did not have that much to over with Jacky. So I asked him to teach me words on food, especially fruit and vegetables. Jacky wrote down a huge list.
I continued to ask him questions on how to say things because I tended to not know how to ask for things at a restaurant. He taughed me that kuai zi means chopsticks.
After tutoring, I returned to my room to chill. I began the ...
... chose our entire meal and some of the dishes were delightful, some a tad hot but still delicious. On the way to the restaurant we passed a night market which sells all sorts from sheep's testicles, snake, squid, starfish, seahorse, silk worms and scorpions. We had agreed to sample some weird snacks after the meal not knowing that the market closes at 9, so luckily managed to get out of gobbling sheep's testicles.
On day two we headed off ...
... street (hutong) with heaps of trendy, kitschy shops, cafés, and bars. Mitch tried the first of many Beijing yoghurt drinks we would have over the next few days, served in little clay jars at most little vendors. It was delicious! As you can imagine, we were exhausted from a long day, with a lot of setbacks and a lot of walking - and it wasn't over yet. We jumped on a bus back to the hostel, but got off at the wrong stop. With a few wrong turns and a hopeless ...