Pod Inn (Beijing Zhongguancun)
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... brought her coworker Sun (Soon) to drive for us while she guided us to the sites. We hopped into Sun’s car and sped off into the morning rush hour traffic, and by sped off I mean we spent about two minutes just trying to get back on the road and were then stuck in bumper to bumper traffic for the hour that it took to get to the Temple of Heaven.
We arrived and Sun dropped us off and went to park the car and wait for us. As ...
... the gate, I wandered back to the metro station to go to the Temple of Heaven Park. Again it was another short journey, but I have decided I really like the metro. At one point there was a hologram through the window and I literally didn't understand how it was happening. It appeared to be running alongside the tube - I couldn't see any jitteryness - how mind boggling! The Temple of Heaven Park is how you would expect a Chinese park to be with a lot of ...
... in our group. We had a nice stop halfway through the climb at a little stall a woman had set up where she sold coffee and snacks.
The second half of the climb was harder. I remember one point where I was scrambling up an extremely steep set of steps, my feet not fitting entirely on the steps, completely out of breathe, and all i could think was "Why the hell am i doing this?"
Jelly legs and all, it was satisfying, exhilarating, and ...
... me -yay! After my solo to the class, one girl, Gabrielle, informed me that my voice is quite 'special'! Not quite sure exactly what she meant by that but I hear that the Chinese don't do sarcasm so I'll take it as a compliment!
After today's Chinese lesson, we moved on to talent show rehearsals, where I was informed I had a new role in class 10's dance. I basically will end up dancing like an idiot in front of the entire camp on the final day. See the woman dancing at 2.34 ...
... So another chilled out Sunday, and our first friend gone... :(
Last Monday I had an appointment with a new client at a school, unfortunately after travelling half an hour there, and waiting for an hour, I found out that she had gone sick but forgotten to let me know.... then another hour on the subway home in rush hour! It happens, Andy has turned up to a couple too & people have had to cancel last minute, just one of those things. Scheduled another ...