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... official came to speak with us and indicated that this was a routine Transportation check and a lengthy interview with us took place.....we had to produce our itinerary, account for our movements since being in China and show passports. All answers were recorded and then Wayne had to sign the document to verify the facts he had offered. It was very unnerving. After about 30 minutes we were free to leave with Howard but we had to take all of our belongings out of the ...
... We stayed until dark and
saw the buildings light up in bright orange and blue and, in true
Chinese style, things livened up for a food market and lots of busy
After a rest day to sort some stuff out (washing, planning next
bit, printing important information etc) we headed to Beijing zoo.
Wow. A lot of walking, being squished, looking into empty cages
occurred, and when we did see some animals they looked quite sad. The
Pandas too, their ...
... I do miss Colorado, but I am happy that I am doing something new in my life.
Expect a new blog about the Silk Road once I return in two weeks.
Funny story: A guy named Lance wanted to sing "Benny and the Jets" when he found out what my name was. That brought me back to freshmen year of college when people began singing that to me the month after school started.
Side note: I met one ...
... Our plates looked untouched and, both pretty embarassed, we paid and made a quick exit. From then on we stuck to peanut butter sandwiches, pot noodles from the shop, and the odd sandwich from Starbucks.
True to ourselves we also visited a few shopping hotspots - just to browse of course. Our favourite, which housed many recognisable brands like nike, apple, Zara, etc, was Wangfujing Shopping Street a few blocks down from the Forbidden City. Here there are ...
... about 42 hours for me and it is one of my favourite feelings in the world. But then again the triumphant feeling of knowing a new place is also pretty good too!
I have been to China before, Vinh and I spent four months in the Sichuan provence teaching English. It was quite a difficult time as we were in one of the countless, featureless cities in China.
So, as we descended into the grey smog that hung over Beijing I expected more of ...