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... Mao, the Heroes Monument (to those who have died in all Chinese wars) and had our photos taken many times by many people - finding it amazing that with so many historical buildings and history around them, that we should become a centre of attraction (like being movie stars)! We had to negotiate our way through large crowds - wheelchairs helping sometimes - and, as we had our intrepid guide, were able to avoid having to queue. We crossed over ...
After one week of living in China, I am starting to figure things out. Although, I am expecting that feeling to be short-lived, because as I am told, just when you think you have things figured out in China...you realize, you don't!
The International School of Beijing is located outside of the city-center in a suburb called Shunyi. The area is developing quickly with more businesses and ...
... walking for half an hour we decided to go back to the Australian bar we saw on the way, cause we weren't sure he really new where he was going or even if he was sane (he tried to fight a car .. thats when it clicked). This… Hideous, and served really awful tasting Beer.. so we headed out again.
Beijing has way more street vendors than Shanghai, street Hotpot, people selling goods out of the back of there cars and jewellery on the streets. ...
... some sights. We ended up on a tour which was designed for Chinese native speakers and so we spent alot of the day sat on a coach not really knowing what was going on. First stop was The Great Wall of China, it was amazing seeing it twist and turn over the hills of China and it really did look magical covered in snow. After a steep climb we were at a position on the wall to take some nice photos and enjoy the view before going back down to get a well ...
... on Monday morning. It means we get a good two days in the city though, so I'm really excited. It's just a shame I won't get to see as much of Beijing - but I can always come back.
Anyway, tonight we're going to a famous tea house, and then possibly heading to Chocolate - a Russian club for a couple of drinks, but it won't be late as most of us are shattered - we either went out really early, or came back really late!
Hope you are all well :)