Home Inn (Beijing Xiao Xi Tian)
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... what its story is, and if there are trails winding their ways to the summit.
Landing in Beijing was wonderful. Even though there were hundreds upon hundreds of people lined up at Customs, the lines moved pretty quickly. No hassles at all, nor any at the baggage claim, or exiting. And there was Feng or Johnny, our Program Director on this trip, with his Overseas Adventure Travel sign! And ten more people ...
... have also been met with warmth everywhere we have been. From smiling waitresses in cafes to our tour guides and more importantly the Chinese Love TEFL team we really have been welcomed to China with open arms. Whilst all I can say is Hello, Thank you, numbers up to 5 and sometimes how to order dumplings we will be continuing our Mandarin lessons. Eager to get started teaching I am glad however that we’ve had this week and a bit to get settled into China a ...
... we were. A very nice moment.
Following our Great Wall challenge, we witnessed first hand the fine and delicate art of Chinese queuing. Whilst waiting for the bus to take us back to the city (it was this bus or no bus till the following day), ...
... ridges to help you hike up and down parts of great steepness (and
this section of the wall is meant to be one of the easiest!) There
isn't a lot of information about the wall up there, so having the
tour guide before was interesting and perhaps worth it; or just look
up stuff on the internet beforehand. This section of the wall was
really good to walk though, as you had a real mix of new renovated
parts and the old overgrown section. The clear but easy to walk ...
Hutong now means a lane or an alley, formed by rows of siheyuan (a compound with buildings around a courtyard) where old Beijing residents lived. The word "hutong" originates from the word "hottog" which means "a well" in Mongolian, in ancient times villagers dug a well and then lived around it.
It was recorded that during the Yuan dynasty a 36-meter-wide road was called a standard street, a 18-meter-wide one was a small street, and a ...