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... to the rain, dark and internal skittishness of not knowing your surroundings. We checked in and found the other two girls in our room.
Our hostel was very cool. It had four walls forming a square around a center building. The walls were lined with rooms, and the building in the middle was a cafe/bar with rooftop seating. Everything was red, black, gold and grey. Fabric red Chinese lanterns hung from the overhangs made from traditional black clay tiles. The doors ...
... cafeterias, and the other one is just off the campus. I freaked out thinking about leaving the campus alone and going through a few of the darker spots, so I gave up and started heading back to my room. On the way there, I saw Steph, Eve and Matt and they allowed me to join them, although I felt really bad for intruding. I was quite anxious and took quite some time to calm down even though they were all very lovely and hospitable. We went to ...
... on the walls of these industrial buildings, kept as memorabilia of the days of the Cultural Revolution. We visit many galleries and we particularly like one where there is a musician playing an old string instrument that make us feel we are in Imperial China. Steven even found a stone bench to sit on and we were having a perfect mystical experience, until somebody came to tell us that the bench was actually an ...
... like celebrities getting stared at with awe (or fear) pretty
much everywhere we went; noticing some folk taking sneaky pictures of
us and at least five times some super confident people who actually
came and asked to have their photo taken with us! Even in Beijing
Zoo, where the attractions are meant to be the animals, some Chinese
seemed more interested in taking pictures of the westerners!
Another thing you will very quickly notice in China, is ...
... and said "isn't yourt plane gone?" and I said "they told us we could make it" so she said "you'd better run!" OK, one more lengthy wing to run through and we got to the gate just as they were getting ready to close it. They radioed ahead, though, and we got on a bus with one flight attendant, going out to our plane long after the rest of the passengers had apparently boarded. So... hooray for Air China! We were pretty amazed to be on the plane, and did ...