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Later start today allowed us to have a sleep in before our overnight train ride tonight when we might not get much sleep! We visited one of China's most iconic temples, the sacred and architecturally unique Temple of Heaven. Also known as Tiantan, this perfection of Ming architecture has come to symbolise Beijing. Once used for the worship of the heavens for good harvest, the structure stands at 38 metres in height and 30 metres in diameter. With neither nails nor ...
... about 30 odd tourists sighted all day! Brilliant. Our guide gave us a brief intro and then gave us three hours to climb 200m over 3kms. We went further than this, as did all the Westerners in our group. Only about 25 degrees with a slight breeze, so made steady progress but man is it steep in places, think Chaucer Steps in Napier and then the odd Baldwin Street in Dunedin! We drank lots of ...
... about. I came to realize I was pronouncing it wrong; it was hooton and actually spelled hutong. Pronunciation is so much more important here than in English speaking countries. Chinese has four different "tones." Each tone means an entirely different word. At first I thought it would be like a homonym such as bear and bare which in the context of a sentence are easily discernable but in Chinese it doesn’t work that way. If you don’t say ...
... Regis, people boxed me in and they were not doing anything with their lives either. Nobody bothered to ask what I wanted.
I was sicked of people telling me what to do. So, I decided to ditch them and run away to Beijing. I never been to Asia before in my life, but I knew that I was making the right decision.
When I got to Beijing, there were a bunch of people in my program who were well-off, especially those from privilege backgrounds. ...
... with my bad Chinese, terrible tones and lack of vocabulary. I'm thankful that even though honestly I probably was saying "ni hao" wrong some of the time, she always tried to understand me and how she tried to learn some English words like "have a rest".
I have to thank my Mom for giving me so much food because she helped me discover my talent in belly-drumming, which you can only do if you have a big stomach. She laughed as I sang and slapped my stomach but ...