Raffles Beijing Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... only fuels me even more to except the ever changing schedule. During our training weeks we were told that we would be given teacher guides to follow for each lesson. These guides are incredibly structured, leaving next to no room for creativity in lesson planning. I'm happy to say that when I arrived at my centre there were none of these teacher guides anywhere, giving me the freedom that I wanted. Whilst there are no guides I do have access ...
... is Ray, his Chinese name is Lan Yi which means ripples. He asked me to pronounce it which I did. 'No!' He giggled after my attempt. 'What you said is large women's breasts!' Ray was delighted as I am sure he is every time he gets someone to fall into his trap and laughed to himself. He was great fun and the journey went quickly. As we joined a stream of stationary cars leaving the airport on a 7 lane highway he exclaimed, 'Welcome to ...
... I have documented last time). What was different is that across the lake Jim and Tyler spied people skating, or walking on the lake, or moving on the lake No, it must be just a hockey players' mirage or just craziness !
Jason led us closer and sure enough a few people were skating, but most were renting chairs. Yes metal chairs, low to the ground and with a couple of metal stakes to propel you across the ice ! Off you go to speed around or explore the frozen lake ...
... the factory area, we were briefed on the different colors of jade, jadeite which is the transparent and most expensive, and when worn, how jade can improve your health. Lastly, we got a chance to see workers actually carving jade into various sculptures.
Next came the showroom; unbelievable...I immediately started to get a sick feeling that this would not be good for me. They had souvenir type jade items on ...
The heat has well and truly settled into Beijing Just a few weeks ago, I was wearing my warmest winter coat anytime I was outside (and mostly in the classroom, too), but now the temperatures have broken into the 30s, and the mosquito season has officially begun. I had no idea mosquitos existed here, let alone were so prevalent. I have seven mosquito bites on my left leg alone! Yesterday we also had a bit of a sand storm, which meant it was pretty uncomfortable ...