Shindom Inn (Beijing Guang'Anmen)

No.24 Guang'anmen South Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100053, China | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

The Great Malls of China

A travel blog entry by curioso

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... stocked and had wide aisles. The prices were moderate by our standards, but since the average Chinese earns about $1,000 a month, probably expensive for them. There were plenty of people buying, however. Unlike the China we saw in 1986 with exposed meat hanging from hooks on an outside cart and a few unattractive fruits and vegetables, meat was generally wrapped, well-labeled and abundant and the produce was attractively displayed and also bountiful. We even saw Sunkist oranges from the ...

Language update - a third of the way through!

A travel blog entry by scott.burgess07

... again with someone else - the good thing about being in a city with 20 million people is that you never see the same person twice, other than the staff in shops, bars etc, so it's ridiculously easy to approach people and just start talking to them. But it is genuinely a massive help actually being in the place where they only speak the language you're learning, as I can just leave the classroom and use what I've just learnt straight away. For example, after an 'asking ...

3rd Day of Orientation

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny

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... not fuss about our career goals because we should focus on embracing our journeys in China.
3. Learning Chinese is hard! It takes time to gain a basic understanding of the language.
4. We will need to work hard for an A. Chinese professors expect professionalism and commitment.

After Dean Moses finished speaking, Fr Eugene talked about the academic policies of the program.

Then we went off to ...

Ba Da Ling, Ba Da Boom!

A travel blog entry by meanderingmand

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... feet were burning at the end of it!

I can’t say what it’s like in high season, but Badaling was absolutely fine for us in January. There weren’t too many tourists and only a handful of people pestering us to buy souvenirs. Also, I’m glad we went while the weather was cool as I’m sure I’d be far too warm in the summer!! Taking the train was really simple to do, and saved a lot of money so I think we ...

Beijing or bust!

A travel blog entry by ellainecabellon

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... mere $30 - you betcha we're going to probably hit that one up too!

In any event, I've made it China in one piece (it was certainly touch and go there for a second) and I have to pinch myself because I still can't even believe it! It's past 11pm Beijing time and I want nothing more to crawl into my very firm bed (which I hate) and get a good night's rest. Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes - keep them coming!



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