Xixi Friendship Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... friendly. I sat next to two ladies who both recently joined the company. The language barrier made it extremely difficult to discuss their jobs or even the company, as they are new and still learning themselves. Because of these two factors, we stuck to lighter subjects and I picked their brains about China and Beijing. They told me that on days when the sky is visible (it’s pretty rare in Beijing will all of the pollution), many people go outside to take pictures to tweet. ...
... the wall we could see the trees are changing color for fall and also saw large persimmons on a tree. To see them this far away, they had to be huge - maybe the size of a medium to large apple. The guide confirmed the persimmon could be that large here.
I was tired, so decided to skip the trip to the Tea House and came back to the hotel an hour earlier than planned. It was a whirlwind day. I am ready to go ...
The group went to the Forbidden City today basically in the middle of Beijing. From what I imagined, I thought it would be this towering wall protecting an inner palace or something along those lines. It's actually 2 or 3 mini cities within cities. We walked for almost 3 or 4 hours around the forbidden city seeing all the architecture, hearing the history, and rubbing the lucky golden nobs on the ...
... head hit the pillow, it was lights out! Our journey in "Enlightenment" began. With no rest for the wicked,
our group, ranging from a sprightly eighty-six year old, to a whipper snapper of fifty-five, met our capable tour leader, Andy (a Uni graduate), ready to hit the streets of Beijing with the other thirty-two million residents. It turned out we were to follow a red finger around for the ...
... few emails, checking up on CNN, Cracked.com, and other random sites that I'm allowed to visit here.
9:46pm: I start creating flashcards for the next day's words, flipping through them as I write them.
10:14pm: I get started on my other assignments, including poring through new readings to look for new grammar structures and writing short essays in Chinese on the content we'd learned earlier that day.
12:11pm: After finishing my work, I ...
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