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... before arriving at the subway. Thirty minutes later, we were back at the hostel and starving. Asking for a recommendation, we found a great Sichuan restaurant not too far away, and were blown away by a delicious and reasonably priced meal that blew lunch out of the water.
We ended the day with a strategy meeting for the day to come and some good books.
***Stay tuned for days two through five, coming as fast as I can be bothered to type ...
... to get more ice cream from the same stand before.
We walked along the water and enjoyed the sun setting.
Then we decided to go find a subway station to get back to school. Hou Hai was very crowded and we had to rush through people.
When we got on the road, Monica used her map to guide us. The walk to the subway station was long. We feared that there would be so many people on the subway.
Turned out that it was not that bad. ...
It is finally starting to sink in that I am actually in China. I'm still not totally adjusted to the time change (this morning I was up by 4:30), but I'm getting there! I've made it all day without napping and am pretty tired, so I hope to finally get a normal night's sleep tonight! Cross your fingers for me!
Yesterday (Sunday), our group was given the task of conquering the beijing subway system on our ...
... it’s not an easy life for them and in Europe and America the pay for chinese acrobats is very low. Only about US1,800 per month which is far less than what I got for my half baked effort at teaching English (and there has been reports of acrobat slavery in Las Vagas too). I imagine that in China, the pay is even lower, even though, for the past 40 years, performances abroad have been important for Chinese international relations. Even before then, acrobatic ...
... They look fresh as daisies sauntering along in their skinny high heels and parasols.
To make conditions more challenging, the air quality is dreary. And, it's not all about pollution. The city of Beijing is just over the mountains from the Gobi dessert making sand in the air a natural part of life. Add to that exhaust from coal-fired factories that abound and all the normal city pollution and you've got yourself a nice big ever-present ...