Super 8 Beijing Jufeng
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Left this morning at 8.30 with full performance uniform in hand and wearing casual clothes for a morning of sightseeing. Drove through old Beijing -our tour guide Clint is great-always sharing heaps of info. Walked for about 3kms through Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It stretched for miles and we couldn't get over the amount of Chinese visitors that were there. It was actually quite easy to keep track ...
... Lanz. We talked for a bit.
Later, the Chinese roommate Stephanie appeared and I thanked her so much for talking to the driver.
For dinner, I went out with Rae, Lindsay, and Lindsay's Chinese roommate to a hot pot place outside of east gate. It was all you can eat and unlimited refills for drinks. It was so good for the deal.
After dinner, Rae and I saw a vendor selling cleaning item for screen. Rae said that it was a good product and it only costed five ...
... smoggy it is (that is not the camera quality!).
On day 4 we rented some bikes and together with a guide we took of to explore the Hutongs.The oldest part of town with the very narrow streets and little court yards and LOTS of people. Fantastic! Appart from the scenery was the actual biking an experience on it's own.Our guide explained the road rules;" there are hardly any! Just use your bell." I had one hand on my brake and one hand on my bell ...
... Almost everything is spoken in Chinese, though my supervisor speaks fairly good English. At work I use QQ, China’s most popular IM service, to talk with my colleagues, and signing onto it is the first thing I do everyday. People here very much enjoy using emoticons; everything from peace signs to what I think is a dancing mole is used for expression. From 12 pm – 1 pm there is a lunch break, and during lunch I go out with the colleagues, ...
... from Chinese operas. There was even some "dress up" clothes available for us to try on traditional Chinese clothing :) There were oracle bones, ancient musical instruments, and porcelain statues. I really enjoyed walking around and seeing all of the artifacts dating from Ancient China to modern day - their history is really fascinating.
We then ventured to Nanluoguxiang where we did some major shopping. The popularity of this area of ...
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