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... of tea, with detailed information provided by a very nice young
Chinese girl – all for free. We ended up buying a packet of one of the types,
which I guess is the whole point of the exercise, much like free wine tasting,
and a "pee boy", which Allan was quite taken with. The pee boy
ensures that you get the correct temperature for your tea, so I guess we'll see
when we get home.
our very enjoyable half hour ...
... amount of honking here and it doesn't every really do anything. - I think that walking is starting to get a bit easier now. We usually average around 7 miles a day. My feet are doing better than I thought and I'm honestly surprising myself with how much I am handling a day. I can't tell if I'm getting used to the walking or my pain tolerance is just increasing haha. - I'm ...
... were given to the Gods but unfortunately it had already closed by the time we got there. We then went to the Imperial Vault of Heaven which was also very pretty but what was really cool about it is that it was surrounded by the "Echo Wall" which can apparently carry a whisper around to the otber side if a speaker says a message facing the North. We didn't try it though because Jord was scared that he'd lose me in the crowd+ it was super busy so we'll just take ...
... guy who stayed in Angus’s room left him some to try…lucky for me Angus is quite a picky eater and I got to gobble it all up as my post-race reward dinner. Haha not exactly the feast I had been imagining but MAN WAS INDIAN GOOD! J
So off to bed early that eve as I began to dread the morning (and by morning I mean the 330am shuttle I was going to have to catch to the race start which was at the wall 3 hours outside the city!)…MOST LUCKY for me was that the ...
And part two is up! My adventures in China keep reminding my of a quote by Hemingway, and I believe it holds true especially for my time abroad.
"Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual."
These past weeks have brought unimaginable opportunities, everything from witnessing an international triathlon to having a full conversation with two Beida students during dinner yesterday night ...