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This was beautiful. A huge, huge park filled with beautiful scenery, old buildings and history - with minimal usual Chinese problems. There was a water village, lots of temples, bridges and just generally nice things to look at. The weather was perfect which helped and it was dead easy to get to using the metro. All in all, cracking day!
The Great Wall.
Possibly my favourite part of the trip so far. Again, the weather was absolutely ...
... seen anything other than a thick greyness.
-Being instantly identified as a foreigner. Sometimes I'd like to blend in a bit more!
-Beijing is huge! What looks like a short stroll on the map takes in toll on the old feet.
-The presence of Christmas music/trees/decorations. There's been 2 New Years since Christmas guys, please let's get on with the rest of the year!
... able to say "yi bei hei kafei (one cup of black coffee)," to the waitress. She completely understood me! So happy to see how much I had improved in Chinese. So far, I have been mainly using Chinese when I have been ordering food.
For an hour, I continued reviewing for Chinese. Karena continued helping me with Chinese. I could not believe how much material there would be on my final. It was scary to think about it, but I so wanted to get it ...
... with his family and Cecilia, who also works at the Beijing office. We all went out to eat together, and Vivian was determined to play more rock-paper-scissors during the car rides. And the waiter at the restaurant told me I was pretty, so that made me feel kind of fuzzy and embarrassed.
Later on, Najung and I went to the phone store to make sure that her China phone was working (the charger had broken) and got everything sorted out. We are now getting ready to head off ...
... initial plan was to go via bicycle to the Summer palace (a huge park with pavillons) in the Northwest of Beijing. However, as our ride to the Olympic park and its visit had taken so much time, we did not have enough time left before sunset to make it to the Summer palace. Instead we chose to return to the area around the forbidden city and the Benhai park, and explored the little and really quiet (in terms of traffic) alleys called "Hutongs". These little alleys have been part of the ...