Jundu Tourist Villa
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... weren't half bad. Oh and, I learned tonight that I have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to using chopsticks. It's quite sad just how bad I am! I think I might need to go buy normal silverware sometime soon to carry with me to restaurants, because it's gonna take a lot more than just one week of practice to be able to actually use chopsticks to get food in my mouth. But hey, it's a great dieting method. And now just on Beijing in general: the pollution is ...
... a couple of large shopping malls China style, but they weren't particularly cheap. There was a Uniqlo, so Zoe and I were happy, but we didn't really understand what was going on in the rest of the building, we still had lessons to plan, and we were pretty tired, so we came back to the hotel.
Today I have my first lesson teaching Chinese children, and our first lesson in Survival Chinese. Wish me luck!
Hope all is well,
Lots of Love,
... didn't get it until later. However, when I reached him after I got back, he was already on a train. Bummer. He said he had a small bag of things though. He didn't seem too upset.
It also answered the question about Yesanpo--obviously he was going somewhere else. I kinda figured I was going anyway because I had gotten a text from Amy asking for my birthdate for the insurance. So I wasn't too ...
One of the things that keeps us all going as we deal with the ups and downs of Chinese living, is the friends we meet along the way. I once considered Kyle a close friend. The 19 year old who came to China on a student visa but worked nonetheless as a teacher of kindergarden children a few hours a day. He was a lost soul in China so I befriended him, spent money on him and really made his life in China bearable and even ...
tried to find something to eat, which is as easy as breathing in
Beijing.. We ended up in Ghost street, a street bustling with
different style of Chinese restaurants. We ordered some food, and 2
bowls of hot&sour soup (my favorite). Instead of 2 bowls they
served us 2 bathtubs(!) of soup hahaha, luckily another waitress
intervened so that we didn’t have to eat the whole 6 liters of
soup. The rest of the food was ...