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... gone back to Beijing to go to school, and everyone on the trip misses having them around. Most of this batch of pictures is new but there are a few of people from yesterday morning's hike tacked on to the end since I only uploaded scenery shots yesterday and dad once again requested people. The last photos were taken by Jason, not by me, but I got his permission to post them since he got some really good shots of the other people on the hike. Jason lives ...
This morning, I got up and it did suck not to have a phone to be able to communicate with others. Oh well. Luckily, Rae told me that she would help me get another one. So grateful to have her as a friend.
I then took the bus with my program to check out the Temple of Heaven! In the past, I heard about it in my textbooks. Studying abroad in Beijing has made me see places growing up hearing about.
When I was walking toward the ...
... un-restored part with no tourists
Yan Chi: yeah let’s do that!
Me: We can sleep over on the wall!
Yan Chi: Okay!
We decided all we would need is sunscreen, water and some food (oh, and your banana so you can YAK JIEW, Yan Chi! Hahaha). (Read about our Great Wall adventure in the next ...
... inside of the temples, only the outside.
Summer Palace and the Pearl Market
On Tuesday morning we got up and headed to the Summer Palace. This was, in our opinion, more interesting than the Forbidden city. Although it is not steeped in as much history. The Summer Palace is, like many other attractions here, ginormous. The grounds are bordering water and has a large wall around them. There is a large hill in the middle and the ...
... i never saw him, but the next day, Saturday, classes resumed as normal. I went to my first class- Chinese and onward to my second. Giving no thought to the conversation I'd had with Liu Dong Lei days before, I passed by his desk, said "Ni hao!" and planned to continue up the stairs, but out of my periphery, his waving hand caught my attention. He started to reach for a red bag as I'd made my way toward his desk and pulls out a sheet of ...
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