Zhong An Inn (Beijing Meiyuan Hotel)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... beef kebabs, dumplings, corn, fruit, and soft
drinks but really when you got squid salad and grasshoppers on a stick
who needs the rest? Ok my family did. I'll post pictures hopefully soon.
Today was taken up by paperwork for
citizenship to Canada. One small request...ok maybe a big one. We were
told by the local adoption agency to leave a duplicate original piece of
paperwork in Winnipeg as ...
... is the largest public square in the world and can hold 1million people. I wasn't game to ask Jason about the events of 1989 and he didn't mention them in his explanations. We saw the big revolutionary statue in the distance but didn't have enough time to get a closer look. Our destination was the Forbidden City. We walked through several underpasses to cross the bustling, multilane roads (driving through the city was a hair raising ...
... to drum up business, but the next driver in line gets the job no matter who does the talking. We agreed a fare out to the wall of 30RMB, or so we thought! A minute in, it became apparent that was 30RMB each. On red alert after a bit of hassle in the morning, we immediately assumed she was trying to rip us off, though with hindsight, it was a genuine misunderstanding. We got her down to 25RMB each, but we were set on the original 30RMB total, so when she wouldn't budge, we ended ...
... of it. By the time we were suppose to head back to the bus, I was exhausted. The three hour drive back to the city was quite relaxing.
We then headed back to our hotel neighborhood and ate dinner at this restaurant that was crowded with locals. Why not? If they're not projectile vomiting, it's safe. That's my general rule of dining in foreign countries. Again, with the aid of pictures, I ordered this noodle dish in a beef broth ...
... ESL through songs and basic grammar as well conversation. I have about 36 students per class and they are delightful in a somewhat noisy and chaotic fashion. But I am left alone to design my own curriculum based on a series of text books. Whether it's The Beatles or conversational practice, periods are 45 mins long and things go quickly. I love the kids. This week when I said to them 'It's nice to see you', ...
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