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... for one of my papers. While I was in the library, Miguel came in and we talked. So strange to hear from Miguel that he was off to Madrid, Spain after May to complete his theology course.
After the library, I returned to my room to do other things for my classes.
Later, I decided to go to Sanlitun to eat at Element Fresh. I was so over eating greasy food near UIBE. So needed to get off campus.
The subway was packed today. No idea why. As ...
... but now I think it's time to get back onto the cobbled roads of Beijing, away from my fellow English-speaking expats/students and comfy chair in the café, and start to really practise what I've learnt so far, which (besides the grammar and characters) is probably around 750-800 words now. That being said, I probably will hang out with the guys from the apartment for the next few days, as Ross leaves on Friday (and ...
... there. One, a blue shirt to wear with the shoes I bought yesterday at the grocery store to give me a new outfit to wear here. And another shirt to wear at home for teaching. Super cute, great prices. I didn't want to spend much money, because, well, I have to make my money last. I am happy with those purchases.
I got hungry for lunch so I walked around the restaurants. Every place was packed full of people, of course. I wanted something ...
The metro was surprisingly easy since they had made it very english-friendly after the Olympics 4 years ago. It was also 20p for any journey across the city! I found my hostel (The Happy Dragon) with minimal fuss as all the street signs also have english translations. I chilled out for a few hours, then went to Tiananmen to meet with the others. This was the first instance I had of Chinese people taking random pictures of me, most probably because I ...
... themselves. The elderly are highly respected, and are expected to make the big decisions in the family. They live in apartments, mostly. This is because though China is a massive piece of land, it is mostly covered in mountains and deserts. The plains are used for agricultural purposes. This leaves little space for city, so the cities are packed together and very busy. Heating is only provided on very cold days. Otherwise, some rely ...
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