Super 8 Beijing Xizhimen
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... train, which was nice, even though we did have to share our cabin with two random Chinese guys. One was very friendly and Alex and him became friends. When we arrived at Shanghai, we immediately hopped on a bus with Nico, Cherry, and their immediately family and friends and headed to JuJiang (5 hours southwest of Shanghai... basically in the middle of nowhere) to an incredible Spa and Hot Springs.
We spent the whole week ...
... that Chloé and Grant watched so they knew what they would be in for if they started cuttin' up in China. Actually, EVERYBODY around us watched. This was quite a spectacle. We now know that in China there are no child abuse laws!lol!
We went next to a pearl factory. During the presentation they told us that there is a golden pearl that is only made by oysters in a certain part of China. Hmmm. Interesting. That could make for a unique gift! She ...
I can't believe that I've only been here for three days. It feels like a week already.
Our group-- the seven Stanford students along with Huiping, the TA, and Andre, the prep school intern-- walked to Beida (Peking University) this morning for our first seminar. It's about a ten-minute walk from the hotel, and we passed by a small fruit market and very humble dwellings as we made our way.
The inside of Beida is a completely ...
... acrobatic show in the city. The opening act had a woman balancing on one hand, holding herself in crazy positions, and alternately adding more and more chairs until she was almost at the ceiling. She would have laughed at Cross-Fit. Unreal. I'd have to say that was the most impressive of the acts, although there was another one where one guy was balancing two women while rolling on the ground, and another still where one woman was riding a bike around ...
... br> Three legged races, hula hoop passing, arm knots, jumping rope...It
was a lot of fun, getting people laughing and tripping over each
other is one of the old stand-bys when it comes to getting college
students to work together.
After the games, we had a break period
where we had a chance to kill some time. The males of the group made
a beeline for the basketball court, eventually we had to pull them
away from it when we had to head ...