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... company when he gets off work. It's working out very nicely.
Speaking of my school, BIBS put together an outing for all the staff to go to The Great Wall. Unfortunately, Alex as out of town working so he couldn't come. After a strenous hike to the top, a group of us all hung out, had a few beers, and took some photos. It was a bright and sunny day and a nice time was had by all. Also, I have been tutoring a little boy named ...
I did not post last night due to my first ever power outage in China.
Today, I got up and went to the lounge on my floor. Kelsey and Mohini were in there. Mohini was sleeping since she was there since five (dedication). I prepared for my midterm today.
Following , I went to buy a chicken wrap from the vendor outside my dorm. Then I went to the basement lounge to study for my dictation today (I know I do this most of the time). As I was studying, ...
... job is done and we can continue. Onwards through the desert and by sunrise we look out of the window to vast plains, first still a bit green, lateron mainly dusty and sandy. This is definitely a desolate place. The first ger tents come along the horizon as well. Horses, camels, sheep and even a couple of (Dutch?) cows are visible. This is Mongolia and the picture will not change for the next couple of hours until we arrive in ...
... Don’t get me wrong if you watch long enough you then notice the men gathered under a tree playing their local games, these mainly consist of big draughts with Chinese writing on them is the only way I can describe it, Xiangqi it’s called although it’s basically Chinese Chess, they are very intense and I’ve found very much the gamblers.
China appears to be a place where the women do all the work, from ...
... place we've visited in Beijing so far; it's extremely busy but at the same time calm (something to be said about order in the chaos).
On Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early to go visit the Great Wall (Mutianyu), which is an hour and a half bus ride away. Somehow, what I imagined the Great Wall to be like was nothing like the reality or anything that makes sense. I thought it would be flat--like, you could walk along it like I road. I didn't think about that ...
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