7 Days Inn Beijing Yansha Center
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Our final stop in Beijing was a shopping center where you could bargain for things and it was pretty much expected that you do so. Lucia told us that if you only got 50% off you did not do a good job. You had to get at least 80% off for it to be considered a good price. I really wasn’t planning on getting anything, but the watches were kind of nice. Even though I knew that they were knock-offs and really poorly made and would break in a ...
... turned out to be impossible to find. We wondered around for ages looking for it, then my guy knocked on a random persons door (bearing in mind this is not a particularly fancy area of Beijing and it was about 2am by this point) and an angry man in his underwear gave us directions. After a bit more searching we thought we'd found it and walked into what turned to be another random persons house! Another lively discussion ensued before he gave us further directions... and after a ...
... that outside of our accommodation, Westerners are very few and far between).
Went to see Tiananmen Square.
Queues for The Forbidden City were silly so we decided to come back another time for this.
Bish bought an awesome Tourist Hat
We saw and climbed the Drum & Bell Towers
Wandered around the "Hutong" - basically Beijing's version of Birghton's lanes.
Headed off on our Great Wall trip and as we ...
... we weren't ripped off we didn't get value for money as part of the tour included a visit to the Ming Tombs, lunch and shopping. The shopping part was a waste of time and just delayed us getting to the wall and thus meant the time we had at the wall was significantly less than we would have liked. Having experienced this ourselves we have heard of similar stories where people have had less than an hour on the wall! Avoid this tourist trap and go by ...
... One home room teacher had already talked about Remembrance Day in home room. Other teachers were discussing the day in their classes, and these students saw the teachers and 50 students wearing poppies at 3:30. I visited the grade three class I give ms. Jordana (a fellow Canadian) her poppy. The kids were instantly engaged and wanted to know more. Jordana turned it into a teachable moment and asked the primary art teacher if they could do a poppy related project for the class, ...