Sunshine JiaYu Golden Hotel
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... 2007 blog for great sunset pictures here). Essentially this UNESCO-listed sprawling park makes for a great visit on a sunny day. But expect crowds (on my day of visiting, a Tuesday, the official headcount when I left was 80,000 people).
That evening the first half of the travel group met for the first time. We went out to dinner in a traditional Peking duck restaurant. Here we’d have quite a bit of duck interspersed with the occasional distraction by, for instance, a crunchy ...
... mad at us, but whatever. We then walked to the dumpling place I went to with the Chinese roommate Stephanie before.
At the dumpling place, the server told us the deal of getting fifteen dumplings for twelve yuan. We ordered one set of egg with leek and pork with veggie. While we were eating, Rebecca, Adam, Cameron, and Anthony appeared. They sat at another table.
Then Desirae and I left to return to the dorm. We met up with Lindsay and decided to ...
A presentation from eHi Car Service Co. Ltd was the first thing on the agenda for the day. eHi is the largest car service provider in China. It offers both self-driven as well as chauffeur-driven options. They cater to corporate clients as well as individuals. With a shortage of parking, traffic among the worst in the world, and the relatively low cost of labour, the chauffeur service is particularly popular. The company is the first in China to ...
... group grew. Eventually I was able to talk to a few students one-on-one, and I was able to exchange email addresses with a few as well, besides arrange dinner dates and plan dates to see performances at Beida's theater together. Carolyn, Cheng, and I left together, and Carolyn and Cheng took the subway back to Beida and I took it to Wudaokou. It was a good chance to meet new students and I am looking forward to hanging out with my friends.
Tutoring on ...
A: Can I interview you for my blog?
C: Won't someone hack me and you?
A: I don't know what you mean.
C: Do you have to put my picture on it?
A: Your picture is already all over my blog.
A: It is June 28; do you know what's special about today?
C: It's your anniversary! Oh, I feel bad for you. China is not such a beautiful place to celebrate.
A: Wait, is that fair to the whole country?
C: Oh, right. Downtown Beijing is not such ...