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... do for my grandfather, but I can still do something for myself and I hope by doing so that it honors their memories at the same time.
Fortunately for me, I have Renee to help me get through the tougher moments when all I want to do is pack up and run. Fortunately for me it is Friday and Renee will be here soon to make it all seem better.
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Today we took a tour to the Great Wall of China. We didn't do the popular crowded trip to the Badaling. We did the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It was amazing. Took the option to go up to the wall by cable as would have taken 1/2 hour to walk and then wouldnt have been time to come back down. The cable took 7 minutes which was the longest 7 minutes of my life! So high above the ground. Walked along the wall through various watch ...
... stripes. His dad was following him.
For a bit, I walked around the campus. I entered one building and was in amazed with the fabric patterns on the walls. Then I checked out a few floors.
I felt out of placed at the fashion school. Too bad that I was not actually a student there. I wished that I could have spent my second semester in Beijing at the fashion school. The Beijing Institute of ...
... and eventually ventured out to first see the Temple of Heaven, which was quite interesting. The area of the grounds are larger than that of the Forbidden City, as it is a law that no place can be larger than the Temple of Heaven. I wandered around and looked at everything, the Buildings were cool, but the insides where the things took place were very dull looking, but to each his own. Learning some of the history of it all was cool though. After walking around for a while, it ...
... Big Smoke, south American style BBQ food and great wine. The Sunday we wandered to the Slow Boat Brewery again for a beer & cheese tasting, a perfect combination actually, along with the slogan ‘because cheese & wine is so 2012’!! Another couple of ales sampled (Lou, I’m doing very well at this hey?!!!).
Last Tuesday the British Club had a Photography presentation by a lady called Chelin. She was really interesting, and showed some ...