The Residence On River's Edge
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... the founder, Pan Yaunduan, and his family could relax apparently far from, but in reality close to, the travails of local government.
The Grand Rockery, a 40 foot high stone mountain range, is intended to resemble southern China’s limestone peaks. The Exquisite Jade Rock is said to have been acquired by the Pan family when the boat carrying it to the Imperial Court in Beijing sank nearby. From 1853 to 1855 the Heralding Spring Hall ...
... now. The trip has been very much an energetic pensioners' sightseeing tour so far, rather than a 'we're in our 20's, we should be seeing the world AND having a laugh too' trip. At least that's what Kirsty and I think.. Maybe it's a Scottish thing? A night out in Beijing is definitely necessary, need to make the most of this blonde hair and blue eyes before it becomes the norm again! And HAVE A LAUGH! The Scots are so tired of seeing dour faces. ...
... I've flown into! It has two terminals for domestic and international, but it lacks some of the 'usual suspects'. There is no McDonalds and all of the restaurants are exactly the same! It is weird walking past the same restaurant 3 times.
After killing enough time, we eventually boarded for our flight back to Germany. Being an overnight flight, we just had to stay awake long enough for the meal before falling asleep! Thankfully the plane was a newer version and had enough leg room.
... 30 RMB cheeseburgers.. it was perfect if you ask me!
We hung out at Windows, played some ping pong and pool and caught up with everyone in our group. It was probably one of the first times the entire GLP Shanghai group was together at one place! A fun way to celebrate our country!
The pub crawl started at one of our favorite places called "The Camel Bar." It is a British pub in the French Concession that is extremely popular among the USC Alumni ...
... still traditional in the sense that I overate. There were about 18 teachers total at dinner and we ordered a ridiculous amount of food. It ended up costing each person 60 Yuan which is quite expensive in the Shiz. I decided I was going to stay true and eat till I could not possibly move anymore. It felt right.
December came real quick and we had many activities and parties to participate in. Every year EF puts on a staff party for all of ...