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... br> The plane ride was about 13 hours, but the first ten seemed to go by pretty quickly because we all had to finish our journal homework and there were also little TV screens in front of each seat with hundreds of movies and TV shows we could watch. I slept for a little while after finishing my journals and watching a movie, but it didn’t feel like a very refreshing nap at all. The last three hours of this plane ride seemed to take forever, but finally we were landing ...
... got on the subway, a middle school student asked Bethany about what an English word meant in her textbook. Bethany and I had no idea. The student spoke very good English. It shocked us how Chinese students have to learn some bazaar English terms.
When we got at the stop of Xidan, we exited. Bethany said hi to a Chinese baby and the baby just stared at Bethany. We ate lunch at the Joy City Mall. We walked to a lot of restaurants, but they had long lines. So, ...
On the way to Beijing Zhongguancun High School, Carl told us a little about the Chinese education system:
Kindergarten is for children 3 to 4 years of age. Fees $8,000.00 per Semester.
Elementary or Primary school after 5 years. Free for locals. 10 hours per day. 45 minutes per class. 10 minute breaks. Broadcast gymnastics each day (physical fitness activities).
Special schools in Beijing for poor country families.
During festival times parents give teachers cards for ...
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Hier is de volgende blogupdate: vanuit Beijing dit keer! Capital of China!
Allereerst om te beginnen wil ik iedereen gerust stellen: nee, ik ben niet betrokken bij de aardbeving in midden China. Daar ben ik inmiddels weg, bovendien de plaats waar ik verblijf Xi'an is ook niks gevoeld. De aardbeving heeft plaatsgevonden honderden kilometers verderop. Gelukkig!
Donderdag de trein genomen naar Beijing, daar aangekomen ...
... a taxi. In our desperation we knowingly got scammed just to get to the front of the line.
If you catch the train to Beijing everything hits you full force when you arrive at the station. The heat, pollution and the people. We hadn't walked two meters before were harangued by hawkers offering us a taxi to our nearby hotel for as much as $280 yaun (thats about $60).
" Too much! Your crazy!" we ...