Travel Blogs from Beijing
We are here in Beijing,
The flight was long, but not too bad. The amazing thing about flying at the time of day, and direction we did, is that it never really got dark. As the sun set on the west side of the plane it very quickly became dawn on the east side and that is when we were treated to some of the most amazing snow covered mountain …
... Chairman Mao, which is entombed here in the square, but after seeing the huge queues (literally miles long) we opt against it. We enter the square and get the lowdown from Leah about the place – we quiz her re: the pro-democracy events that famously occurred here in 1989 (which is what most westerners think about when the name is mentioned) and we remain a little uncertain about the response. Not that we think Leah is towing the party line or anything like ...
... up from her nap. Then, we walked to Subway for her to buy food.
We had to dash to our meeting with our program. The directors came in with pizza. They had us to fill out surveys. we literally waited for a while after filling out the papers. Olivia jumped up and screamed to get the pizza. We all ran up and I grabbed some fast. I was so hungry since I did not a proper meal today.
Once the meeting was done, I returned to my room.
... walking boulevard playing with Chinese yo-yos, Chinese hacky sacks, rollerblading, scootering, flying LED lit kites and most of all jazzercising. I don't know the actual term for it but there were tons of mostly ladies doing some synchronized dancing for exercise. We watched them all for a while then Kip and I jumped in with the dancers and by the second song we had the dance down. There was a lot of laughing and pointing and the women were very happy to have us trying to ...
... arm was caught in the press of people getting in the train and he was literally sucked back onto the subway, thrashing and fighting as he disappeared back inside.
Another interesting thing about China is that there are a ton of tourists there, but most of them are Chinese. So if you go to the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, or the Forbidden City you’re mostly surrounded by Chinese and see very few Westerners. This means that if you have blonde hair, pale ...
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