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... rice noodles being made and cooked and then enjoyed a bowl with pork and chicken. Plaza was very up-market with all the big designer labels available. All for the rising middle class in China I guess. Back to hotel for a cup of tea and cake from a nearby bakery before repacking our bags and changing into our 'trackies' for tonight's train ride! Wonder if we will get any sleep. Hope we both get a bottom bunk as we don't fancy climbing up to the top ones! Farewell ...
Spent most of today walking to see more sights nearby. By 8.30am there were thousands of Chinese doing the same as us - I have been surprised at how few Westerners we have seen here but it is a city of 21 million people. There was only one time we had to wait in a queue and that was a security check to get into the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City confines. Chinese residents have to carry their ID with them at all times for these checks and we had ...
... dollars to get a bicycle tour of a neighborhood where all of the shops and restaurants were closed. The only thing I really got to see were all of the other dumb tourists doing the same thing I was. My driver was very friendly and stopped a few times at places where he suggested I take pictures. He of course wanted me to be in the pictures and insisted I had over my camera for him to take a picture of me in front of a lake or statue. My father ...
... I needed Beijing to help me to breathe again (not physically I mean).
Beijing quickly helped me to live again. There were so many things to do in the city. I blogged all about my adventure, so my family would not be worried about how I was.
There were moments that made me analyzed my life. I questioned why the hell I chose to major in history, which is useless when it comes to job hunting. My mind wondered why I did not choose to ...
... and the sky was still overcast, maybe a couple of drops here and there.
Several Chinese students pointed out that the sky was even sad that we were leaving.
When they left Baltimore, it was snowing. When we left Xi'an, it was raining.
Even if people weren't crying on the outside it was still really tough saying goodbye and leaving our students and our familes, who have given us homes in this huge crazy city.