Splendid Great Wall Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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All the revellers made it up and out to class this morning which I was quite proud of. The people who weren't there had not gone out and I was not so happy with their commitment and really their lack of respect. But anyway language class was decent and then we had calligraphy which was really good fun. We were given some pages of characters from different time periods from the start to those in present day use. ...
... not great fun to run through... But soon everyone came to our room and we all hung out together for the evening on the strict policy of "leave your shoes at the door!". Gordon arrived tonight as well so he joined us. He is the member of the group who after getting his visa, lost his passport and had to get a new one and buy a new flight! So although a week late he is here now, seems lovely, and is coming with us to nearby Suzhou ...
... surprising considering the reputation China has. Our language teacher Lucy seems to check more what she is saying, for example telling us about the bad things that Chairman Mao did but ended by saying "he was a great man". It is interesting to see the differences between people. At lunch today I tried to order in Chinese saying "chow mein" to which the man responded "mein chow?". I count that as fairly successful! Although I did not get fried noodles I ...
... exhibition centre in Nanjing. I had grand plans of collecting brochures from exotic locations to holiday. How stupid was I? All the brochures were in Chinese of course, even ones from English speaking countries. That was a waste of time, however Emma and I enjoyed a nice lunch at the Blue Marlin (in the pouring rain), before heading home. Tonight Caroline (who is also husbandless) brought her boys over for homemade pizza and movies. Good ...
... Fresh in town (popular with Westerners). Caroline showed me how to get a taxi expat style: walk into a 5 star hotel, pretend you’re staying there and have the concierge organize a taxi for you. Apparently this is also a good trick for posting mail. My driver had asked for the night off (social event) so left us at Elements Fresh. The taxi home (approx 30 min drive) cost us a total of $8! Bargain! A 10 min taxi ride from Adelaide airport cost me $22 in ...