Travel Blogs from Beijing
For today's destination we went to the Summer Palace. We all met up at 7:30, and took the subway there. Where we are staying is somewhat on the outer ring of the city, so we were really close to the Summer Palace. All day, Wei said that it was the least busy he has ever seen it, so we were really lucky. (And he has been there 49 times, so that is saying something) It was really hot out today, so that is probably why there wasn't a lot of people there. We walked in through the ...
... think I almost died. The forbidden city was amazing, I can't believe how old it is. I can't wait to meet our buddies!
Trevor: The best part so far has been scaling The Great Wall. There is nothing like speaking Chinese to a native speaker, then watch as their expression as they get confused. The Great Wall was my favorite of the trips, although I also liked going to the jade factory. I am psyched to meet my buddy in ShenYang!
Beijing was an ...
... in a few days ago, I thought it was a pharmacy until I noticed all the sex toys and the 60 year old lady in a slutty nurse costume. At the time she definitely forgot to button up a couple key buttons. Nice lady, though.
That night, a bunch of us treated ourselves to the national dish of china, Peking Duck. Sorry, no food porn, I didn’t bring my camera – this one is from Thomas:
... this antiques market…but he didn’t know any English and when we tried to speak in Chinese…we were not sure how to say “selling old stuff”…I was not sure about which tone to use for the word “old” and the guy kept thinking we wanted to get drinks because he kept gesturing shot glasses…oh well…fail. So, after not finding this place…we decided to head to the Lady’s Market ...
... around Changling, I decided to be nice and have friendly conversation with the new "intern." Well...communicating with her was a total trainwreck. My Chinese was pretty bad and her English was pretty bad, so it took a while for the conversation to go anywhere. For example, she told me she was going to college in Aomen (澳门). Well, I had no idea what or where Aomen was. So, she spent probably a good 20 minutes trying ...
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