Purple Jade Laguna Resort
Travel Blogs from Beijing
After our tough day yesterday, we got to sleep in as our tour guide didn't pick us up until 9:00am.
Still a little tired and sore from becoming heroes, we boarded the bus to head to another market.
It was the same as all the other ones, and I bought more stuff I don't really need.
My favourite part was when I was bargaining with this woman over a Despicable Me backpack.
I said I wouldn't pay more than 50 RMB for it and she kept saying no.
... we got just one small bowl. Every time Ting Ting ordered rice we got a huge bowl that we never finished. At least this time it was all eaten. Th dishes we ordered were all great and cost much less than any other meals for the whole triip. Only $5 each including drinks. After dinner we went outside to the bar next door. We sat outside and they got us extra chairs. It was fantastic to sit and watch everything going on. There was a rabbit and a guinea pig in ...
As promised, throughout our travels, we'll be using the Big Mac Index to help measure the economies of the countries we're visiting. So, China: 1x Big Mac = 16.50 CNY = £1.68 (at time of tasting) So that's one nil to China over neighbours Russia. What would Chairman Mao think.... Remember, burger only, not the meal. Unconfirmed reports it's £2.59 for a Big Mac back home if anyone can ...
... think that's a bad thing. At first I thought they were kind of cold but I realised after a while that obviously a lot of them don't speak English and are afraid of interacting with us on case they look stupid. The longer I stayed there the more I found them to be really warm and friendly. Of course they're not all like that but the amount of people wanting to be photographed with us or practice their ...
All of my classes first semester are Chinese language classes--you can bet I'll be dreaming in Chinese come December! My main goal is to become better at speaking Chinese--so often I worry about saying something grammatically wrong or using the incorrect tone.
My classes are located in the History Department of the university, and although this is where I will spend most of my time, I cannot wait to explore the rest of the ...
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