B&B Inn (Beijing Baishiqiao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
At about 8:30 my roommates got up. I was still in bed at 8:47 when I got a phone call to tell me I had a class in 10 minutes. Uh, ok. Apparently, they forgot to let me know ahead of time. Today I had one student, a 12-year-old girl in middle school. I guess a couple more students will join the class tomorrow. So I will be teaching for my remaining weekdays until I go home.
Some of the guys that just came back from camp went to the Great Wall today. I could have gone, but I ...
... mid-20s, which took me getting used to, as I was still in the habit of wearing a large jacket outside. I hear that this comfortable period is only fleeting (about 3 weeks) before it gets to be uncomfortably hot.
This week's awesome China moment was when a Chinese man came up to me and asked in English where I was from. I said Australia, and he complimented me on how good my English was. Apparently I speak as well as a native. Thank ...
Remember Idiot Abroad and the woman on the coach?? Guy with his young lady out to impress obviously. Face in bowl, fag on in one hand, chunk of greasy duck in the other and talking with his mouth full and smeared with grease..... Nice deep chesty hock and lands it in the central aisle.... It put us off food for quarter of an ...
... across the vast mountains of Inner Mongolia - amazing!
This section of the journey really was fantastic. We spent 2 nights on the train before coming into Beijing, 20 days and nearly 9000km after leaving London.
Beijing is an unexpectedly beautiful city, we had heard lots had been done to it in preparation for the Olympics but whether it had stayed that way was another matter! We took the subway to the station we thought was nearest to our hostel only ...
... that I accidentally said "nice to see you again" in Chinese..and pressed a button to give her a perfect score as I left. She was so very confused.
The two ladies and I rolled into get our luggage...and all this time I found myself worrying about who is going to pick me up..and where they could be..will they have a sign for me with my name on it? HOW SWEET WOULD THAT BE!?....Meanwhile we said our goodbyes as the luggage found their owners. So I'm rolling out ...
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