B&B Inn (Beijing Olympic Village)
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So Sean wanted to try his hand at blogging. We went to the Forbidden city this weekend and he knows way more about the history.
Ok, a few days have passed and it seems my guest blogger has other things on his mind. Forget boring courtyards of centuries past! Thanks Sean for the update on this unforgettable event.
After almost 24 hours of travelling, I finally arrived at the Holiday Inn at 5am, Australia time. I went to my room to sleep in, but I was really too excited/nervous/anxious/happy to sleep properly, and I woke every couple of hours until I decided I was too energised to sleep any more at all.
I let Margaux know that I was awake, and she arrived at the hotel an hour later. I hadn't seen her in months, and I had really missed ...
... food was sent spinning around. If you were fast you could grab it as whirled by or you could be polite and wait your turn.
We were treated to a tea ceremony, explaining the whys and wherefores of tea preparation.
To round out the day, we all posed for silly pictures dressed as ancient Chinese emperors. ...
... was built in 1959 to celebrate 10 years of the new China, that is the People's Republic of China founded by Mao in 1949, and lies on the city's central axis, directly in line with the bell and drum towers we visited on Tuesday. Mao died in 1976 and was embalmed for viewing in the centre of a huge building in the middle of the Tiananmen Square. The next natural stop is the Forbidden City at the north of the square. However, access is ...
... things I wrote. After this, we had a q and a session. Then we received lockers. These lockers have digital locks.. HOW COOL! We hung out after receiving the lockers. I went home and didn't eat much. On Saturday(Friday for you all), We had the school's opening ceremony. This required us to all get to school at 7:30am ,wearing our navy blue uniform shirts, and sit outside for an hour and a half. During the ceremony, they introduced all the heads ...