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... surrounded a tall golden statue of Buddha, probably three or four meters in height. Some people who entered the temple did some sort of prayer ritual on colorful pillows at Buddha's feet. Savannah and I decided to just sit outside the temple and enjoy the view, and, as per usual, several people stared at us, incredulous at seeing foreigners. I'm not sure why, seeing as at least a quarter of the people touring the temple were foreigners, but I guess Savannah and ...
breakfasts we have been enjoying for the last week, I have
particularly enjoyed the Chinese vegetables, salads and soup while
Pete loves the variety, especially the fruit but also including his
all-time favourite of bacon and eggs.
breakfast we focus on organising our bags. We have managed to stay
well under our limits but we have bought a bulky silk duvet inner,
copying off John and Wendy who had bought one in China ...
... until 2. It took almost an hour to get there so we only had about half an hour there before heading back annoyingly. Luckily, it was only £2 entry, and we literally had a look and took some pics then left. The best bit of it was the frozen river before it with kids playing on sleds and the boats frozen into the water. The palace itself wasn’t as big as I thought it would be, though we didn’t get to see the whole of it I suppose. We then headed back to the ...
... is highly debated). But there have been no protests around Peking U that I have come across. Tiananmen Square was suppose to be pure chaos but I heard the police shut it down.
On a happier note I was assigned a tutor for one on one sessions and he's awesome! we meet twice a week for an hour and a half. We speak mainly in Chinese and only speak English when he speaks a word I ...
... into men and women and were not allowed to talk. I've got to admit, up to this point I was pretty much signing my name on the dotted line to go and live there for a year (it would be much easier than teaching non? and the lovely ladies were really keen for me to go there to learn Chinese), however the dinner was horrific. The monastery has a policy of no waste, so we were supposed to finish everything, but it was awful. We were given slimy vegetable soup, with ...
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