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... ticket! I don't know of many movies worth $20 especially when that much money can go so far here. We decided that a movie wasn't the best way to go and on the way in we'd passed another Bellagio's so we got some more delicious peanut ice cream. After a while sitting around in the restaurant we walked around for another while and took the metro down to the Temple of Heaven park. We've all enjoyed the nice parks in Beijing but they've been quite different. Ritan park was fun ...
Being on campus has been great so far. Beida (bay-dah) is an analogy for modern China.
An ancient guardhouse, tile-shingled buildings, dozens of tiny shops tucked into every nook and cranny, and spacious gardens full of small buildings worth having historical placards denoting their merit share the campus with a huge, modern library, western-style hotels, and a pervading sound of construction.
Last night we had a boisterous campus orientation at Pyro Pizza ...
... Mushroom is a 25 minute walk from Rollins? That's easy, let's go! Despite that, my feet were screaming for a day off from all this walking, so I had to comply. It was a good opportunity to rest and get some writing done while Mitchell was off on some errands and personal adventures.
Then there's today. We received an email from Adam, EducAsian Staff Member and organizer of the Semester in Shanghai Program, that he would be in Beijing for a few days this week. Today we met ...
... for a welcome dinner of a specially prepared meal of Beijing Duck, cooked to crispy perfection.
After breakfast, you take a drive to te northwest of Beijing to visit the Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, regarded as China's finest example of imperial tomb architecture. After lunch at a local restaurant, you take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument - ...
... I said that wasn't a problem as that was the case on most of my trip, or if they weren't students they were generally mid 20s.
So I finally arrived and was shown to my dorm at midnight. All lights were out so I tried my best to be quiet but the guys said to put the light on. OMG … I'm in a dorm with 4 lads! Poor things.
Got myself all sorted and then it was sleep ready for our meeting at 10.30 in the morning.
Breakfast was included here and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility