Jinshuiyuan Hotel (Weigongcun)
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... br> For an hour, I drank my green tea frap and did my zhong wen gong ke (Chinese homework).
Later, I returned to campus to go to the library to study Chinese. I ran into Kelsey!
"I feel that you have been avoiding me." I expressed.
"I live off campus." Kelsey laughed. She was the only returner this semester to do a home stay.
"Oh yeah." I said.
"I like my home stay." Kelsey said. "I learn so much about a Chinese house."
Beijing started with a bit of a false start. I got sick the night before from eating something. I made it all the way to the taxi rank at 5:30 in the morning but stopped myself from hoping in because of the pain. I went home took some medicine and tried to sleep it off. I arrived later that morning at about 11:30 or so in Beijing. Bullet train is freakin awesome, 300km/h no problem.
First I met up with my classmates at the Summer Palace, ...
... helped us set our itinerary for the next week. After a few more days of Beijing we're headed to Shanghai and nearby Hangzhou, Nanjing and a mountain in that area as well. After the get together we headed back to the hostel then Steve and I went to a hair place and got head massages and hair cuts. Before dinner we went over to the forbidden city and Tienamen square before my favorite Beijing restaurant, Bellagio, for dinner and ice cream. Doing Beijing without a brother ...
With only 5 hours left to explore and enjoy this city.. the decision of where to go, what to do is difficult... with so many parks and Temples to visit... so many shopping malls, local residential areas..hutongs.. to wander through.. I decided to try and do it all..
Rugged up for the "negative 14" as they say it..a sardine packed subway journey takes only ten minutes to get up to New Wold Plaza area.. massive buildings on both sides of the street housing all ranges ...
... northern Beijing, we looked forward to collapsing into a warm bed for an early night. Dawn, a tall Taiwanese woman brought up in North-East USA, flung open the door and welcomed us in with tremendous warmth, and we felt immediately more relaxed after our intense and frustrating day. Within minutes, we were sitting in a nearby café, tucking into a hearty meal, deep in conversation about our travels and how this couple from the opposite ends of the USA found each other and eventually ...