Tu Ha Hotel
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... have stopped making these as every one is at least 100 years old!!!!! The subways and the local buses are particularly crowded - its always standing room only. My camera is having trouble focusing on anything more than 50 meters away. The haze (that's what they call it) means the auto focus just can't cope. But that is what I expected and I'm still alive. Maybe I am here at a good time though!!! The city is dirty but not as dirty as I expected. There is an army of ...
... look of his nets on the windows.
First impressions. Not bad. Will be an experience.
There is a shower with sink linking 2 rooms. But OMG. What a smell.!!!!!! I think it will be wet wipes for the next few days. We will see how it goes on that side.
Toilet is at the end of the carriage. We can’t use the toilet in Stations as when you flush the loo the track gets a clean or not if you ...
... sections the incline was almost completely vertical. Amazingly, several elderly domestic folks were walking this section of the Great Wall- although this was challenging for them they persevered and went quite a distance. After reaching one of the higher visible lookouts, we sat on the steps, enjoyed an apple, chatted with other Great Wall visitors and took some time to synthesize the idea that we were sitting on the ...
... room service, the non-English speaking person on the other end of the phone transferred me to reception, who then transfer me to room service who hung up .... This happened three times before I gave up! So, a good outcome after all.
The Great Wall
I have walked the wall before, although in a much more remote part with fewer tourists. I had forgotten how steep it is in parts. It was quite a workout and I know ...
... the full year, as I have all Chinese classes this semester and major-related classes next semester. My goal this semester is to start reading Chinese newspapers in English, and next semester see if I can read the Chinese papers in Chinese. Plus, being away for a year will be quite the experience...I am still not sure if it has hit me how long I will be away from home! Needless to say, I am learning much more than just the Chinese language.
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