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... supporter and a bitter Ustlerman for 'pro'-English company... Having been to Beijing twice before, I haven't really been doing much sightseeing, and before I get blasted for not 'yolo-ing' on the tourist front, let me explain why. I am using my spare time to study, study, and study some more, as I'm now pushing to take my HSK 3 on the 10th May, a level up from what I was initially going in for. The main difference with this step up the absence of pinyin in the ...
... eggplant, a spicy meat and vegetable dish, chicken soup, a sweet and sour dish, rice and hot tea. Preceding dinner we received warm wash clothes to freshen up. After dinner we were surprised to learn there was a short show. A beautiful young lady made a speech in Chinese, then 3 beautiful, graceful dancers, 2 ladies played traditional Chinese instruments, mystical and beautiful, a man that did a very interesting kind of dance in which his face ...
... that is), people don’t care about foreigners (the only place you’ll
meet them is inside your hotel or in tourist sites), streets are cleaner than I
thought, Chinese men spit less than I read and Mao is definitely still alive J
I took the subway to Tian’ anmen square, a ticket costs as
little as 2 Yuan (25cent) and it’s better organised than London! The square is
kind of huge and it’s easy to get lost, so after ...
... year was the Year of the Dragon. Not only does the snake follow one of the most popular years, the snake itself has a mixed reputation in China. It is associated with wisdom, beauty, and intelligence but is also representative of pride and anger.
The snake is one of the most despised animals, and the last two years do not exactly suggest otherwise: 2001 was September 11 attacks and 1989 was the Tiananmen Square protests. Taiwanese astrologer Tsai ...
... a whole lot. I told my friend Zoe about my complaint about the stairs and she called me lazy. Boo... The stairs are pretty interesting in their own right. There are trees growing right in the middle of the stairs that I guess they decided to just build around. In the more flatter areas, there are chairs and benches for you to sit and catch your breathe. As we passed those who were walking down the stairs, they ...
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