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"The nail that sticks out gets hammered down." Confucius Daily Schedule: 8:00 am Breakfast at the BNU canteen 9:00 am Language class 12:00 pm Lunch 1:30 pm Lecture on Chinese 5:30 pm Visit Hou Hai area WEATHER: It is 73 degrees F (the Chinese use Celsius- like everyone else in the world :))! We expect weather in the 70's and 80's with a chance of rain all next week! REMINDERS: Beijing is 13 hours a head of Oklahoma and Texas ( China is about the same size as the ...
... another. There were 4 sets of bunk beds. The beds are cool because they have curtains so you can block off and have privacy. Soon, the boys and Phil & Anna came into our room for a meeting where we discussed fears&hopes, coupling, drugs/alcohol, and our itinerary. Once they left, I took a shower. It's like not a bath or anything, just a faucet on the wall. It's actually really cool.
I've barely gotten two hours of sleep in the past 28 hours so I'm super tired. ...
... real man until you climb the Great Wall.
Apparently this goes for girls too?
Anyway, it took us 75 minutes, but we pushed our way through all the people (so. many. people.) and got to Hero's Point at the top.
Considering this has been on my list since I was a kid, it was a pretty good feeling getting to the top.
The tour guide made a really big deal about ...
... over the weekend. They say that the garden is beautiful with flowers which are gone now that it is November. Those pictures are on my camera and will have to be shared later after a download them. I do have a few handstand pictures.
We then went to a pearl factory and learned the difference between freshwater and saltwater pearls...and how to determine if each are real or fake. Then it was off to lunch. It was served family ...
... tourist commented on how impressed she was the kids could use chop sticks! Ahhh it's all in the training! The American tourists loved Jetts(Fake) Lakers outfit which ended in a discussion of favourite teams. Miami Heat apparently came out on top!
Back on the bus, two kids asleep, an awesome day! One I'll never forget, making memories is so much FUN!
Zai jain-goodbye peeps
Aroha Kelly xxx