GreenTree Inn Beijing Qinghe Business Hotel
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... they were safely out of the airport.
We were met by our first Guide, who was holding a small placard with our names on. We had been wearing our CTS badges just in case. YF was creased up by his introduction:
"I am Johnson, but call me Lee, it's my REAL name"
We were a bit puzzled as his Chinese name was a lot easier than his chosen western nickname.
It was hot, but the mini bus, was big and air conditioned. We made it to the ...
... 8211; double yeuck and hot coffee so 1 out of 3 ain’t bad. Back onto subway Line 2 – old hands at this underground mularky now ;-)
So ….. back to the brothel debate – is it or isn’t it ? On the one hand there is always one woman dressed in a very short mini skirt and stockings (whilst smoking) sitting behind a huge window as if ...
... in line, but even though we had to wait about a half hour we were at the front of the line by the time the next train came so we both got seats without too much trouble.
Anyway since it was so bright out, some of the pictures I took turned out overexposed. But I've uploaded a couple so you can get a sense of how high The Great Wall actually is.
So I'm really glad I was able to visit The Great Wall but in all honesty, I probably won't go back.
Another tea house for today and more tea. She did show us one extra one which was a flower and it opens up in the water which looked very cool. She also did explain how to prepare the teas a little better as well. The cups she served the first tea in was cool, you have it in a long small cup and a little bowl like cup over the top, you then quickly flip it over and smell the long cup which had the tea in it.
Tonight was our first experience ...
... very important.
If I had to tell about being homesick, it would definitely be about Colorado. I think of Colorado almost every day as I bike to school. And to think my school is hosting the first presidential debate and I am in China! I have heard DU campus is pretty busy and I know the Pioneer Business Review is covering it and look forward to reading articles about it. That being said, I was able to celebrate the National Day with tons of other ...