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... hour long stroll, albeit a trek that probably caused more harm than good to our lungs. As if more proof yet were needed as to how miniature a hamlet Beijing is, we crossed paths with California and Boston's finest, our ex-travelling companions John and Liz.
(Filed in my brain's cabinet, when one slides out the rickety A-D drawer, locates the 'B' divider, and rifles through the mildewed documents as far as Beijing*, had been a stereotyped image of ...
... tons and the aunt showed us how to do this. A few of us gave it a try, however, none of ours quite made the cut.
Since we did not visit a school due to summer vacation as OAT loves to do, we instead visited the Beijing Municipal Opera School, where students attend to learn all aspects of the opera. The school is held on a Saturday. We visited several of the classrooms and the children performed for us. This takes dedication. ...
... was the number of people there socially. It was Saturday, and thousands of middle- to late-aged Chinese were milling around the buildings, the open spaces, the wooded areas, playing cards, dancing, acting, playing sports. There were very few children to be seen, or teenagers, but it was obviously a huge hangout spot for the older generations. We forgot what we'd paid our entrance fee for, and stood fascinated with the activity going on around us. Realising we had a busy day ahead of ...
... around campus to hand out information on these telecom companies to students. They always start with "are you a freshman?" ... and then I realize yes, yes I am a freshman. I'm getting too old for this! Anyway I do have a Chinese cell phone! We are kindly given a Chinese Mobile sim card during registration that has some money on it.
So the BLCU campus is pretty nice, and I walked around today to take pictures. Let me know what you think! :) Over and out for now!
So I've been in Beijing for over 2 weeks now, and I'm going to attempt to describe the 'life of a Beijinger' considering it is so different to the 'life of a Perthite'.
The locals are back from visiting their homes and families and Beijing is full once again. The smog has returned and the view from our apartment window is dismal. The pollution level is over 200 today, the healthy level is around 20! Walking to the ...