Super 8 Beijing Qianmen Hufang Bridge
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Last night, I took the NyQuil Dr. Jean gave me yesterday. Within a minute, I was knocked out.
I woke up at seven am this morning. Mike was gone since he was on holiday. So strange not to see him.
For half an hour, I took my time getting ready. It was not until twenty till eight that I realized the time. No time to eat breakfast.
I dashed off to Chinese class. My professor brought her daughter in again. The daughter sat in the back as normal.
... come to the zoo with her boyfriend Christian. It was a really humid and hot day, so walking around was a little tiring, but going to the zoo was something that I had wanted to do for a while. We saw the pandas, who were unexpectedly energetic in the hot weather, which was entertaining for us. We also went and visited the Australian animals, who were characteristically lethargic in the middle of the day; the kangaroos just ...
... and a fluorescent green balconette – beggars can’t be choosers!
As both things on my to-do list were completed before lunchtime, I had to decide what to do with the rest of my day. My thought yesterday had been to just go and hang out in Beihai Park and enjoy being outside; prior to spending a load of time on a train; however, with pollution levels being what they are, being outside isn’t enjoyable! So I decided to head ...
... initial plan was to go via bicycle to the Summer palace (a huge park with pavillons) in the Northwest of Beijing. However, as our ride to the Olympic park and its visit had taken so much time, we did not have enough time left before sunset to make it to the Summer palace. Instead we chose to return to the area around the forbidden city and the Benhai park, and explored the little and really quiet (in terms of traffic) alleys called "Hutongs". These little alleys have been part of the ...
... that's known and
respected throughout the entire continent of Asia. To prepare for
this extremely formal occasion that few Americans are allowed to
have, I had to make a good impression. Therefore, I dressed to the
nines in a pair of khaki cargo shorts, my trademark shoes with
individual toes, a tight shirt advertising an Irish punk rock band I
saw in a coffee house back in DeKalb, and a flat-top cap from
Wal-Mart. “So, you're the top physicist in ...
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