B&B Inn (Beijing Olympic Village)
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On Saturday, I went on an adventure out of Beijing, along with Charles (from UK). We had an assignment due today so most people stayed at the hotel to finish that, but I really wanted to see another part of the Great Wall and I knew I’d regret it if I stayed in to do my ‘homework’, so we took it on the train and did it on the way there and back. Luckily I’d already started so it didn’t take long. Sorted!
So the aim was to go to ...
Today we took a tour to the Great Wall of China. We didn't do the popular crowded trip to the Badaling. We did the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It was amazing. Took the option to go up to the wall by cable as would have taken 1/2 hour to walk and then wouldnt have been time to come back down. The cable took 7 minutes which was the longest 7 minutes of my life! So high above the ground. Walked along the wall through various watch ...
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Just one funny thing to mention, the dress code is pretty casual, but we have to wear the uniform polo shirt, only on Mondays thankfully - why thankfully??? Because it's BRIGHT orange!!!!! Couldn't really be a worse colour for a redhead.... I may get a photo for you so you can see it in full glory! I will also post some piccies of the kids at some stage, it's not like the UK or other western countries, anything goes, taking ...
... and 8 meters underground, and it says that such huge wooden Buddha statue is rarely seen in the world.
TEMPLE FAIRS AT DITAN PARK
Temple Fairs at Ditan Park (地壇廟會) is located not far away from the Lama Temple. It cost only RMB$10.00 to get in the park. Things to do in this place are watching folk dances and performances, tasting local snacks and shopping. It is worth a visit if you like cultural experiences.
... had before so not sure what that is, and it makes me feel like an old woman. Even before now, hearing about sad stuff going on at home, I’ve been surprisingly sadder than I think I would have been back home which is weird. So a lot of time for reflection really, and although we still love it here & are enjoying it, there are times where it’s really tough too. I think also the first few months are so new & exciting, it’s almost like a long holiday. Then ...