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Here are just some general thoughts from the first week of my trip:
-It caught me off guard to find that people still smoke in public places here--having been so used to the no smoking ban at home, having people smoke in the restaurants was unusual to me
-Apparently we came during an unusually hot time (usually above 90, frequently above 95 and up to 106 today). I expected this type of weather as the ...
... sees me wearing a scarf. Well, scarves are my fashion statement.
After tutoring, I dashed to the Princess Dorm basement to talk with the phone people there. The woman I could not understand her Chinese. A young girl had to translate and I was told to go somewhere else. I then walked to that place, but the workers were so rude to me. I could not believe how complicated it was for me to get a sim card.
I went to the basement lounge to study Chinese. ...
Our last day in Beijing was spent trying to get tickets to Xi-an, but apparently you have to book trains waaaay in advance! Anyway after much deliberation and hours of googling and humming and hawing we decided to just fly to Guilin! This the extent of our festivities today:
I was actually quite sad to leave Beijing – ...
... before there were just stands. China sure is changing rapidly!
Saturday would be the day of being lost! A small group of us (me, Sharon, Anna and Abby) had a few spots in the city that we planned on visiting. The first was Tianyi Market. Sharon and Anna found this market online and apparently, the sellers from the Silk Market bought their stuff at the Tianyi Market. So we were hoping that we would find stuff sold at the Silk Market ...
... not in their working time. In addition this feeling was strongly coming from those I met in the Internet points, just playing on-line games all day long, or those I met in the hostel room. An example. I met a guy that told me he didn't liked Beijing. Of course working in such a huge city should not be easy, and this poor guy was serially spending one month in Beijing and one in another city, meaning that he was living in dorms all his life. But let ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility