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... We have tried organic "western" food at a restaurant not far away from the Great Wall classified as eco friendly as everything they served is cultivated in their garden or bought from farmers from the area. At night we went to the Hong Kong Beijing Jockey Club, which is a deluxe top class private clubhouse and ate the authentic Peking Duck. Once I got to know I was going to try duck, I thought about ...
... was walking up the stairs in my building, I ran into Olivia, Rae, and Lindsay who were heading off to lunch. Then I went to the lounge on my floor. Brady made some Starbucks coffee and he was nice to give me some.
That coffee helped me to study Chinese more.
Once I was done with Chinese, I had to go to make up session for my class. I was irradiated about it because I missed the dessert reception my program was having at the same time. My body wanted those yummy ...
... healthy like the Chinese the medical systems would save a fortune in health and old age related costs!!!
Another part of Chinese culture which really impresses me is the amount of time families spend with their children. Infants are not dumped into child care to be raised by strangers but are brought up with their own families values instilled into them. The children here appear so much better behaved and happier than so many Western children. As of yet ...
... were a few large jade tiger statues which were worth about
$100,000 a piece. After looking at the jade, we ate lunch at the
restaurant which was attached to the factory.
lunch, we traveled to the Badaling site of the Great Wall. This site
is famous because Mao Zedong climbed this spot and stated when he got
to the top that no man could call himself a hero until he climbed
atop the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall really is ...
... of narrow alleyways created by long narrow buildings with small courtyards and streets in between.
The Great Wall of China
We saved the best for last...the Great Wall of China. On Monday morning we woke up to torrential rain, not an ideal day to hike along the wall. As it was our last day in Beijing though, we didn't really have a choice so we all dressed in our rain gear and bought some cheap umbrellas. We had hired a van with a driver to take us ...