Hanting Express (Beijing Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium)
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... The lines are numbered 1-15 and coloured differently, they've even got a 'circle line'!!! Although we decided against the circle line challenge seeing ad Paul did it recently ;-) All underground station have security very similar to airport security although not as strict- bags are scanned for guns, knives and dangerous objects/substances. There are loads of LED screens throughout the stations and on the trains- actually throughout the whole city and most or them have ...
... feet over our heads. I can't get any sense of direction as we travel and there are no distinctive landmarks to latch on to so I just try to soak it in (avoiding the particulate pollution I can see floating through the air).
This motor show is a monster... Apparently one of the largest in the world. There are workmen everywhere... Displays inside the giant exhibition halls as well as out in ...
Honestly, I really don't care about being able to read Chinese classics in Chinese. The only thing I care about is being able to navigate. If I can hold a daily conversation, I am happy.
Beside, I have no desire to write a whole essay in Chinese. There is no need for me to do that. If I ever needed to write an essay in Chinese, I would have somebody translate my for me.
Learning characters relating to homeschooling ...
... chose our entire meal and some of the dishes were delightful, some a tad hot but still delicious. On the way to the restaurant we passed a night market which sells all sorts from sheep's testicles, snake, squid, starfish, seahorse, silk worms and scorpions. We had agreed to sample some weird snacks after the meal not knowing that the market closes at 9, so luckily managed to get out of gobbling sheep's testicles.
On day two we headed off ...
... comprehension). Raffles Hotel in the centre of Beijing, is splendid and we have excellent rooms. It is warmer than we expected so we may have to buy lighter clothes! Most, if not all of the local Communist Party are staying next door and the security is demanding. This afternoon we went to the old city and took a rickshaw round the hutongs, climbed up the Drum Tower in time for a drum performance, which was excellent and we have a video of the same. We are quite tired. We ...