Super 8 (Beijing Longcheng)
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... I wonder how far north we went on our polar route. Too bad I couldn’t be awake to watch that!
The BusinessFirst menu notes “Executive Dining” is an option. “If you prefer more time to work or relax, ask a flight attendant about our executive dining service. At your request, we will present your main meal followed by dessert on your schedule.” I was not offered any dessert, however, but the mid-flight snack tray in the galley had ...
... my dictation. Our professor had us reviewed a sentence structure. Nobody volunteered, so I went. I just randomly said "Jean he wo yiyang gao (John and I are tall)." Our professor laughed out loud. Oh well. At least I did the sentence structure correctly.
We started a new chapter about transportation. When I asked my professor if we were going to finish the second book, she said we would not cover the last five chapters. That sucked to hear, but I was ...
... where the Emperors & family used to go on holiday).
Some of our favourite parts of the city were the alley ways (hutong) that wind their way through large blocks of low-rise traditional housing. Whilst the living conditions for the local inhabitants are questionable & wash/ toilet facilities appeared to be communal, and some of the buildings appear to be new but built to look old, these alleys have a certain charm about them. One street cutting ...
... can keep evil spirits away, 57% or 7/13 purchased something- usually some sort of gift for a loved one so, if you are reading this blog due to your connection to a traveler, let your mind go there. Start imagining yourself sporting a new item in that lovely shade of green.
After the typical complaints about diminishing financial reserves as well as diminishing storage space, we rounded up the troops and headed for the Badaling section of the Great Wall, northwest of Beijing. ...
... section where the wall climbed so steeply and so high, that we lost it in the cloud. We then decided to turn back. We headed back towards the chair lift, but that's not how we chose to descend. Nope, we're tobogganing down, of course.
A silver toboggan course takes tourists whipping and winding down the mountain over valleys and under the chair lift. A huge poster encourages you that tobogganing is so simple, plus rules reminding you to not make calls ...
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