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... to register my presence and the fact that I'm living here now, had a coffee at a local coffee shop and went grocery shopping. I'm surprised at how my mom has already gotten used to the cultural differences and the fact that no one speaks any English at all. She's doing great! In the evening, we went out for dinner in a restaurant where you cook your own meat, and finished in the spfa in front of the TV. Just like old ...
... coffee shop, a Subway and some local Chinese specialties of banana crepes and noodles.
The Great Wall of China was one of the most exciting, breathtaking, memorable and picturesque experiences of my life, of my dreams and of my travelling experience. It certainly is a place I'd return to take in once more the magic it emits. It is best to go with a group to avoid hassle. Take a full camera battery, comfortable shoes and have the experience of your life.
Day 19 - First impressions of China; the people are quite rude and we may have been spoilt by Japanese politeness. This is not the country that waits patiently! We land at 3.30pm in Beijing and can't decide if we see fog or smog? No it's smog! I have never seen anything like this, there are no clouds, it's just a haze.
We successfully get the train into central Beijing but can't seem to find a taxi ...
... a street with a lot of red lanterns hanging everywhere. That and a ton of restaurants and souvenir shoppes. That's about it. After, we headed over to another hutong to walk around a bit. This was not Hou Hai, it's one that tourists don't visit so I guess it was normal that the locals were giving us strange stares. It was much grittier, a few food stalls here, a market there. Nothing pretty. Just locals going about their daily business. In ...
... where an English speaking attendant would be was empty. With this is mind we decided we would pay the extra 4 pound booking fee and get the lady at the hostel to book our tickets. This was a much easier process and was no hassle at all!
After we left the station we made our way back to the Olympic Stadium to go and have a swim in the Olympic pool at the aquatic center. I have never seen so much nakedness in all my life as I witnessed in the changing rooms! ...