Beijing Zi Long Hotel
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... the night.
Around 9:30 we were hungry again, so this time we went to a 7-Eleven down the street and picked up some sandwiches. We were going to get Pringles, but they were almost 80 yuan - about 15 dollars! We decided on some cheaper Chinese version, that was just as good. It began raining on our way back and there were huge bolts of lightening, which looked super cool.
Again, we worked late into the night, only decided to sleep when our heads were bobbing at about 1:30. ...
... some of us knew. We saw hip hop dancers, a modern dancer and a beautiful Gu-Junk: a stringed instrument seen being played in the attached photos. Gifts were exchanged and friendships made. Lots of smiles on many students' faces. Then it was off to another restaurant for another Chinese ...
... downhill. It is very crowded. There are other, less congested, sections that can be visited.
The Great Wall was built over a period of 2,000 years beginning as early as the 8th century BC. It spans nearly 4,000 miles. It is quite impressive.
... spoke to me in English. 5 people and 3 languages all at the same time. We laughed a little about the absurdity of 4 black men speaking Chinese, and he told me some funny stories of times when he has responded to the Chinese people in their native language and the looks or comments he's received.
We managed to go to the Great Wall and see it, however the ticket booth was closed so were unable to go up and climb it. We ate some authentic Chinese food, ...
... but I think I could have lived without seeing it, the curio street was very expensive, and only really sold calligraphy and Chinese brushes and paints, so we weren't too bothered about staying there for very long. The National Museum needed a good half day to see properly, as it is huge, so we only saw a little bit of it as we only had an hour, and had an "afternoon tea" instead. The afternoon tea was a latte and a mousse cake. It was what we needed though, as ...
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