Longmai Hotspring Village
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... use the subway and used that to our advantage. It is
very economical (0.30 per person) and have used it several times. The
other night we ventured out to the night market where anything you
wanted to eat was available, tarantulas, yup on a stick, 8"
centipedes...absolutely, scorpions ... Wouldn't be a market with out
them, snake..ate it. Squid ... Now that was good! They also had some
more tame ...
... we wanted to be back in time.
We traveled by taxi into the city and were dropped at the edge of the square - next to one of the old gates to the city. Jason explained how and when Beijing had been established and become the capital. Anthony and I were astounded to learn that the original city walls, dating back 600years, had been demolished to facilitate better traffic flow!! The city gate and guard tower still stand though. ...
... the right decision, as the bus got us to Huairou in an hour, as we expected (not the 2hrs that she had told us). The bus was largely uneventful, apart from people sporadically coming on to try and get us into taxis to the wall. Again, we were having none of it. The Huairou terminal was absolutely swarming with taxi drivers and seemingly, we were the only tourists. This made us very popular, though I have noticed that there seems to be a queuing system for the drivers, where ...
... after picture, trying to capture every moment possible. For anyone who is about to embark on this journey and I highly recommend you do. Please wear your most comfortable shoes. The wall in most spots is unbelievably steep. If you too have a bad ankle like me, you may want to sit this one out or wear an ankle brace like I did. It helps. In all honesty, what more can I say about this experience? It's once in a life time and it was worth ...
... whose fees are lower than the international section. These students, over 1200, are given a predominantly Chinese education, with two foreign teachers [or native speakers] assigned to teach Maths and English. I am teaching in the Chinese section, all of what is called Junior 2 [or 8th grade] and some Junior 1 [7th grade] classes. The school refers to these classes that I teach as 'experimental' though I ...
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