The Twenty-First Century Hotel
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Today did not go as badly as I thought it would, I was
really nervous last night and this morning but when it came to actually
teaching my lesson I wasn’t nervous at, which I am very thankful for because I
tend to speak faster and without thinking about what I am going to say first.
The morning started off as usual, me struggling to get out
of bed because I stayed up to late finishing off my lesson plan and sleeping on
the bus ...
Woke up to another clear day. So, only one 'hazy' day so far in Beijing. We went to visit the Forbidden City. We were able to walk there from the hotel in about 25 minutes. We only spent about two hours in the Forbidden City complex as we have palace overload. Found a ...
We are actually a bit sick of the rice and noodles ... so for lunch we decided to visit McDonalds once again (bad parents .... 2 x in 1 week ..). We did have a good reason to visit this time. The freebies that the children had received with the happy meal, were given to the children of the orphanage. Of course they had to have new cars.
After lunch, Julie decided to go back with Qiang to the hotel for his afternoon nap. ...
We have been terribly lazy when it comes to eating well here in China. As the language has been difficult to overcome and the jet lag means we want to be in bed early we have eaten rather too many 2 minute noodles. In fact hoping not to eat any more on this trip. Yesterday while we were at the Summer Palace we discovered we could eat dragon dumplings very cheap. Not exactly healthy food but more like a doughy white ...
... metal cage! It was fantastic. Then we went to a Roast Duck restaurant for our final dinner. The meal was lovely and the Peking Duck was carved by a chef. To eat it, you took a thin papery pancake, spread it with a plum flavoured sauce and then piled some slices of roast duck on top. On top of that you place some sliced raw onion and celery then wrapped it like a spring roll. Yum! Grace gave a little farewell speech and got quite emotional. ...