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... organised and compliant. Volunteer guards every few steps, security checks and screens to get in, police on hand at every corner. Marching soldiers, bomb disposal squads, fire extinguishers at the ready to put save protestors two torch themselves.....a very long way away from what we know in Australia. But again, he mass, crush and moving mass of people. The fact that it is a National Holiday weekend has ensured that the major tourist venues are packed. Seriously packed ...
... I walked to class and passed my dictation. For our lesson, we covered more vocabulary words. When Anthony saw that yanzi was for style, he said, "Benny you yanzi." Everyone laughed and our laoshi said that I always mix up my style. I take that as a complement because I hate doing the same thing.
Thinking about it, I dress much better than half the people in my program. They tend to dress so bland. Most of the time, they ...
Finally some decent weather in Beijing. Waking up this morning to a balmy -1 degrees was quite a welcome change. Not wanting to waste a moment of the "sunshine" as it were, I threw on my layers (less of them today) and went out exploring. Upon leaving the hostel, I noticed a reduction in people on the streets. The place was a ghost town as most people had left the city to return home to their families for the spring festival (Chineese New Year). It was nice to have the city and subway ...
... in between. At 11, the kids have a Chinese culture class.
I also got my first assignment having to translate something into English. The culture class teachers usually can't speak English very well, so us interns have to do some helping out. Today, the teacher had a handout that needed some translation. My vocabulary involving Chinese instruments isn't that big, so it took me a while.
As you can guess from ...
... pennies and get there early to avoid the crowds. We cleared all the hurdles on the way - didn't fall for the scams - thanks to our friends at Wikitravel.
'Climbing' the Great Wall is a very accurate expression since one first has to climb up the hill on top of which the wall is built - a few hundred steps (or an easy cable car ride for double your money). A pause for cool air breathing and some more steps to get on to the wall. Once on top of the ...
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