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... on the other hand, I'm truly unable to communicate. Mandarin is a tonal language, so even trying to pronounce transliterated terms is a bit of a futile exercise. Furthermore, nobody speaks any English -- not that I'd expect them to -- and people also don't seem to understand the universal language of hand gestures that tends to let me get around in most places in the world.
I was pretty tired when I got to the hotel, but no rest for the weary: It was time to meet ...
... whilst still slightly jetlagged, I met the rest of my intake group. The first was overall not very dramatic as it was full of paperwork and setting up bank accounts. I did get a warning though on pickpockers within the underground!
I then went to visit my school which is located in a mall in Bagou, North West Beijing. The school is completely modern with interactive whiteboards which are computers through projectors!
That night we had ...
... guilty of everything it claims to eradicate and a whole lot worse. Turns out I'm not a fan of authoritarian police states.
So you might ask why I've found myself in China? Because it's a country with a history as rich as any other, with it's emperors, temples and martial arts. It held a lot of promise for me as someone who spent a couple of years studying a Chinese martial art himself.
Beijing was chosen solely on it's proximity to the Great Wall, which was the main ...
... I couldn't physically manage a long hike on the wall I'm not sure that I would have wanted to even if I could. Much of the views are rather similar, and my imagination doesn't quite extend to hordes of invading Mongols trying to breach the wall. Still it's definitely an absolute must see for anyone visiting here. I think the wall actually did me some damage as I woke with quite severe pain in one knee. I'd forgotten my pain relief spray, so a visit to the ...
Up early we were off in a taxi with Ron and Roberts hotel written in Mandarin. Once we arrived at their hotel we all walked to the nearest subway station and it took all four of us some time to figure out how to get to where we needed to be. Fortunately Ron despite living in Australia for the majority of his life was actually born in Singapore and was able to display what he called "primary school mandarin" but what we would rather describe as ...