Jinjiang Inn (Beijing Songjiazhuang Subway Station)
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... doctors began diagnosing and writing scripts for traditional medicine worth hundreds of dollars. To top it off, we were then asked to "tip" the masseurs who silently waited and stared until we found money. Half of the tour went to glasses shop whilst the "rebel" group including Wendy and I wandered around a local department store looking at fabulous but slightly crazy and over the top shoes. We then went to another fancy restaurant for dinner ...
... to move into the dorms. Then, I chose to go to China because I wanted to do something brand new for myself. People back at Regis probably do not remember that I am in China or even who I am.
For the dictation, I did better than I thought. Then for the lesson, our professor was scolding Jean in Chinese about him missing so many classes, dictations, and exams. Oh well. In Jean's defense, he was majorly ill and he was not ditching class because ...
... with a hawker along the way (they are dotted along the wall selling water, hot coffee, snacks and wodka as they call it lol) and she pointed to a small village on the Mongolian side of the wall and told me that it was her hometown. Beats me how she lugs all of her gear up there and braves the freezing temperatures each day, but it makes me so thankful for my office job that's for sure!! The others returned a while later and we went in the other direction (the one with a ramp ...
... now it is a beautiful sunny day and pretty warm at around 29 degrees. Well from where I have just come from that is practically winter... So to get any sense of space - head towards the sunshine. Luckily i put my factor 30 on today! The Forbidden City is huge and absolutely amazing. Just what I expected, but with more people. The audio tour is good and automatically stops and starts as you enter/ exit certain areas. There are very few places to sit down and walking around ...
We left early for our 2 hour drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
Pictures can not capture how amazing this is. I put a lot of steps on my pedometer; mostly uphill and almost all stairs of different heights! Days later, my legs are still killing me!
After our very strenuous day of hiking the Wall, Judy and I went to see the Chinese acrobats. It made ...
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