Travel Blogs from Beijing
Today we were given a free day to do whatever we wanted. Since we have been busy everyday, and its been really hot, and I have been sick since we have been here, I decided to take it slow today. Surprisingly, I have been waking up naturally everyday really early (for me at least) at like 6:30 or 7 each day. And since I haven't been feeling well and our beds are hard as rocks here, I have not been sleeping all too well. So today, I woke ...
After that class, I had another class. During break, Chloe came out and she was shocked when I ran to hug Mohini. So sad that Mohini is returning to Santa Clara next semester.
I was lucky that I got ended early. So, Katherine and I went to eat green beans. The waiter got confused by my Chinese until Katherine told her what I meant. Shows that I need to work on my Chinese.
As we were eating, the Jesuits came in: Father Gene, ...
... sitting opposite me was trying to bless chicken feet and make me eat them. I forgot the Chinese for vegetarian so I met him halfway by saying 'I don't eat meat' and qualifying this statement by doing some excellent mimes of flapping birds and things with pointy ears. My inability to express anything was proved when he asked me to translate his Bible from mandarin and I said for the fiftieth time 'I still don't speak Chinese'. My zoo ...
It has been some time since I have had reason to blog and my first in Beijing since returning from Australia. As we near the end of March and Spring is in the air [though temperatures still hover at about 5 degrees celsius], one of the highlights of the month was the opportunity ...
After months of preparation we are finally here!! And what a few days it has been! Beijing is an amazing city and I have had the best time. I was nervous to start with as i thought that with the language barrier and from what I heard about lack of veg food, I may not like it. But how wrong was I!! We have been getting about just fine, people are friendly and food has been fine. On our first day here, we did the forbidden city and the ...
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