Travel Blogs from Beijing
... about a hour and a half plane ride until we arrived in Beijing! The skies are always grey because of the fog and pollution in the air. It was FREEZING!!! I shouldn't complain though because these next couple of days are going to be my last days of winter until...next winter at home! Muhaha! We met our bus tour guide Jessica, who was amazing and super informative! She is so proud of where she lives and knows a lot of history about Beijing. It was about 5:00 PM and ...
... to translate for me.
For lunch, I had noodles with veggie.
For the afternoon, I had tutoring with Jacky. Terry came in and said, "Benny, you are so funny." He always tells me this when he first sees me. Jacky started laughing. Later, I told Jacky that I find Cantonese to be far more emotional and passionate than Mandarin. I explained that Cantonese people express their emotions way more than Mandarin ...
... for about an hour and seeing another bus sneak its way around a narrow opening, our driver decided to do the same. We got back right in time for rush hour. I was getting slightly worried since I bought an overnight train ticket to Shanghai and wanted to make sure I not only made it but had a bit of time to shower, eat dinner, and reserve a hostel. Instead of the driver and guide dropping us off at our respective hostels as planned, they claimed there was too much traffic ...
... apart from going to some of the most stunning places in China (including Kunming, which is called the "city of eternal spring"), it focused on the ethnic minorities in China, which I know little about other than they are important to China. However, Cathy informed me that her family is planning on taking me to Dali and Lijiang. After learning this news I laughed out loud, simply because between Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang I would be repeating my entire Ethnic Minorities line! ...
Greetings from 2 weary Beijingers!!
Thurs, I still didn't feel well so worked from home, it was like flu with the aches but nothing else, and was knocked out for a bit, felt better by Friday.
Friday we finished work about 3pm (instructions from the boss!) and went for a beer, then last minute Ray invited us up to the Capital Club for a glass of wine - of course we couldn't refuse!! Then afterwards we went to the ...
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