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... into lookout posts. Sometimes we walked, sometimes we slid, sometimes we climbed on hands and other times we leaned over panting, our breath stolen for other reasons than beautiful view. And it was hot. Remember how I was worried about the rain? There was no need. The sun in all its warm glory gave us a clear day, no clouds and all its loving heat, wither we wanted it or not. We stopped in strategic places to take pictures, pass around peach and coconut water, and to take in the ...
... that here, but it has been written about a lot if you are interested.
Problems with this growth
This rapid growth comes with problems too – pollution, increasing wealth disparities, urban over-crowding and corruption – each of which I understand better now:
Beijing was covered in a blanket of smog for our entire visit. My eyes and throat itched and several classmates were sneezing ...
... heart hand sign.
Jacky told me that he laughed at my WeChat profile picture since I was doing a silly face. Katherine then continued laughing at me saying my thoughts out loud. Stephanie came in and she laughed at me too for how obvious that I was so over Chinese.
Jacky commented that I always wear a scarf. Katherine agreed and she always said that she always tried to remember which one she had seen me worn. I love my scarves.
I slammed my ...
... Then onto Paddy’s without American friend who flew back to Shanghai in the early morning but with an Aussie friend for a couple of pints of the black stuff.
Saturday and first weekend alone I wake up around 11am and think the apartment is empty and I’m still in bed and I can stay here without getting told off. Happy days however, one of our neighbours has invited me to meet her for lunch at the 1st floor @ 1.30pm. Avid ...
... west along the wall for about two km to covering a couple of towers. It is quite awe inspiring seeing the wall snaking over the mountains and hills.
Going down was great fun. We took a toboggan ride down the mountain to the base of the cable car station, much like the Luge in New Zealand.
On the way back into town Jordan offered to take us to a Tea Ceremony, so to a teahouse we went, just off the Dragon Line and near to the ...