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... very very bad misspellings. We walked a few blocks more to end up at Tian An Men square which was completely blocked off with tons of military and police around it due to the holiday, so we continued on to the Forbidden City. It is supposedly the biggest tourist attraction in all of China besides the Great Wall, and I can definitely see why. It has been the home of the emperor and all of his concubines for centuries up until the 1920s and no one was allowed ...
By 3 am we were both wide awake. We forced ourselves to fall back to sleep until 5:30 am, but by then we were anxious to get the day started as we knew that China had the potential of being a trip of a lifetime, and we couldn't wait. The hotel's buffet breakfast had to be one of the finest either of us has even seen. It just seemed that the choices were endless, from traditional Chinese, to a typical American offering. Pacific ...
Tues/Weds, September 16/17
It's weird that this morning was the 16th, but tonight it's the 17th. This morning I woke up at 4:45 am pacific time, so I was the only one awake for a few hours. I read and went downstairs until my roommate woke up. At 9:45 am, we walked to Denny's. Sophia and Scott met up with us. It was really great to talk to them because they got us pumped for the trip.
... are a popular street treat here). The alley ways that wind around the lake are very quaint and lead to the hutongs, which are typical courtyard residences from long ago.
Check out the pictures from the day at Houhai!
As far as work goes, I have been getting acquainted with my new position and have started working with the ESOL kids in grades 3-5 to test their English language proficiency. I am amazed ...
... to her credit, she reacted quick enough to get him to nature's natural toilet (the bin) or he felt pressured to 'spend a penny' after she threatened to throw him in the bin, even going to such lengths as hovering him over the bin. Either way, I admire the mother.
My family will probably remember me also weeing in a bin when I was A LOT younger. Whilst I had tried to permanently remove this from my mind (and my family's), the Tiananmen Square ...