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... language just makes it that much more intense. So we quickly bought our things from the guy working there and made our way back to the subway and to our hostel.
Once back at the hostel I just needed some time by myself so I laid in bed while Chelsea went down to the bar with the guys for Happy Hour. She came back up a while later saying they were ordering food so I went down and we all ordered burgers. Needless to say these weren’t American burgers! They came ...
... Private universities are poor quality but government universities are a high standard.
Beijing Zhongguancun High School was an amazing school visit. I suspect it is the pried and joy of high schools in China. The school started 31years ago with 280 students and it now has 3,500 over three campuses. There are 1,800 students and 400 teachers on the campus we visited.
The principal reported 4%GNP s spent on education. We also learnt most of the education budget ...
... the first lesson that they weren't going to contribute, but by the end of the week (with the bribe of sweets and stickers!) they were so much better, and also definitely thinking outside of the set phrases that they had been taught.
It was really interesting to hear their ideas, I did a lesson on future plans and asked what they wanted to be when they grew up. There was an army doctor, a lawyer, a couple of teachers and an astronaut. I ...
... preferred a bit more information from the guide but on the whole, it was a great experience. Unlike the popular and heavily restored sections of the wall, we rambled over original portions of the wall without the crowds. I highly recommend!
We saw the Forbidden city today which was a bit ho-hum for me. Maybe it would have been more interesting with a guide? Or maybe it wasn't my thing. Not sure. Tiannamen Square was a bit lost on me too. But as in the ...
... spirit in the event of a demographic crisis. And finally, I asked about crime an she said that Beijing is a veery safe city. The only thing you really have to be careful of is pickpockets. She had a cute saying: "if you carry your things in front, it's yours; to the side, it's ours; behind, it's theirs." Well, signing off. After nine hours of sleep on the airplane, we'll see if I can squeeze in any more to be able to get out and hit the sites tomorrow. ...
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