Tian Bao Hotel
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... t much story or pictures to share about my two days in Beijing. We went to the National Museum, but there were way to many people. I never really liked the energy in China, but as I grow older, I feel that I could tolerate more different kinds of behaviors. There are good and bad in every country. Next stop: Shanghai!
As always, thanks for ...
... you. By this time I was getting extremely annoyed. As Beijing on the notice board was in Russian and guessing what train it was, it was very satisfying when a nice young lad called Connor overheard us and started to chat. He is studying Russian in St Petersburg and on the same train.
Pheeeeww. Relief. It was now reassuring that we had our own interpreter if things went wrong.
We also bumped into ...
... first incense burner was blocks away. The Lama Temple, the largest Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. Certainly appreciate Buddhism at a greater depth than before this day and realize that while there are so many meaningful concepts, Buddhist excessiveness and opulence also exists- an 18 metre guilded Buddha, the biggest in the world -a gift to the emperor. Outside the gates of the Temple is a tremendously busy street of domestic and foreign visitors, cars, bicycles, ...
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Today was the big day I expected. It started early with a 7:30 am pickup. Actually, it started a little earlier than that when I bumped into my guide, Xing, in the restaurant as I was having breakfast. His plate was piled high with bacon ... Apparently he loves bacon. I assume he has some arrangement with the hotel. First stop, the Forbidden City. While I had been there before, I had ...
... lowest score on my test every week. To try and improve my listening, I have decided to go all out Chinese--the only music I listen to is either classical or Chinese, and I have downloaded the CD tracks that came with my book. Before class I listen to the dialogue being read as well as a short story using the lesson vocabulary. I have also downloaded Chinese podcasts to my iPod. I checked out some podcasts with Jiajiangchun, my one-on-one teacher, and she told me ...
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