Super 8 (Beijing Xueyuan Road)
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... A smile goes a long way in every language.
Tour Group Characters ~ Miss Model~ish. There is a girl alone on the tour who looks like Khloe Kardashian and Beyonce had a baby together. She says she is an American born Phillipino but she surely has one African American parent. She is nice and she has a killer body (paper bag face tho). She wore skin-tight leather-looking workout pants - that only went to her knees - for our full day ...
I am back in Beijing on a layover for my journey back home. My flight is not until 4 in the afternoon, but I have a feeling we are not sitting around for some rest and relaxation.
It's 4 in the morning. NO, I am not still jetlagged. Bright eyes and bushy tail, dressed and ready to go to the wall. The Great Wall that is. Suuure... not like I have an international flight to catch later ...
Round 2 of the Great Wall! Chuck is feeling better so we went to a section of the Wall closest to downtown Beijing. This section is not part of the continuum but a secondary defense line. There is a valley northwest of Beijing that would have provided enemies easy access to the city so they built this section of the wall on both sides & across the valley in order to prevent intruder s from getting through. The section we walked was very steep & all ...
We heard a few American accents during our climb but other than that we were again the only westerners. Both men and women stopped as they passed to snap a photo of us and all smiles as they did so! !
After climbing down my thighs were trembling! A good work out. Aoife and I needed another toilet-stop. More squatting - style toilets. After that climb my thighs were burning and I could've done with a crane to assist!
Our guide then took us ...
... visit made an impression. The visit certainly made an impression on Hsing-ay and myself. It is very hard to imagine being an abandoned child with serious health problems in a country with a complicated relationship with abandoned children. But it was encouraging and humbling to come to the New Hope Foundation and see these same orphans loved and thriving. These children and their caregivers will be in our prayers.