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... is your basic toilet. Now, take a look at the sign. I couldn't figure it out. Was it "Chinglish"? Was is a misspelling? I had to take a pic and figure it out. Turns out is basically means what it says. Translation: No number 2 allowed. Really?
Yes, as modern as China is becoming, she still has a ways to go. I have a feeling this is going to be an interesting trip.
This morning, I just got up and walked to 7-eleven to buy a rice ball since a lot of cooks on campus were away for the holiday.
I walked to class and could not believe how polluted the air was today. It was difficult for me to breathe. I could not wait to get inside my classroom building to get away from it.
Before class started, Jean said that he did not see anybody after our Silk Road trip for the rest of the semester. That made me realized that I barely speak ...
... is their country and it all works for them and you must respect this!
This leads us onto the roads and crossings here, when we say "its like playing chicken" its a massive understatement! When the green man is green it means you can cross, but doesnt stop the cars from stopping, they will turn the corner, beep at you like you shouldnt be there, they will do anything to not stop! We have found the best thing to do is wait for ...
... out and get something to drink at the bar downstairs before going to sleep. Around 1am I finally decided to try and force myself to get some sleep, although I was still not very tired.
The first day in Beijing I woke up at around 4am and couldn't go back to sleep because of a combination of jet lag and the fact that it was already full daylight out at 4am. I spent the first part of the day wandering around the city before headed back to the hotel exhausted around noon.
... when they wanted, as many only children do! It's obvious to anyone that the Chinese absolutely dote on their children. We saw it everywhere we went - just all the care and attention that was lavished upon them! Now I'm not saying that parent's in other countries don't love their children, because of course they do, but it's that you could almost see the love oozing out of them that was lovely to see.
Everyday we would hop on the ...