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Over the next few days there are a couple of tourist things I still really want to do - the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Tienanmen Square - but for my final night i have booked into a 5* hotel with swimming pool to spend a day doing nothing and preparing myself for coming home and a month doing nothing whilst severely unemployed and poor!
Well that's my news!
Love you guys, not long now, Skype Saturday for sure yeah?
After class, Bethany and I ate at the Muslim restaurant outside of east gate. I tried to take a picture of my food, but my camera was acting weird.
Then I had to go off to my afternoon class.
After class, I went to my dorm to do my Chinese homework. Anthony invited me to eat Korean food with him. So I did.
I had not ate dinner with Anthony in a while. So weird. Most of the time, we are very busy. My schedule is the opposite of ...
... some complete with miniature figurines. Since coming to China, I have been accumulating succulents, so this was an interesting shop to stop in. It also made us late, so we hurried to leave and rushed back to the hostel.
From the hostel, we headed to the Kung fu show. This show, compared to the acrobatics, absolutely blew my mind. It was a play, and, geared to tourists as it was, it was in English. There was beautiful dancing, awesome ...
... We crossed the square, and took an underground tunnel, only to come up into the entry area of the Forbidden City; the grass basketball courts where soldiers relax definitely attracted our attention, as did the throngs of people queuing up to see the home of the Last Emperors of China. Again, we were surrounded by pockets of people, and pockets of people looking for business - either by selling trinkets, or water, or maps, or ...
... gateway before we came to another huge gated entrance for which you needed a ticket to enter. While standing in line to buy our tickets, with myself first and Erin behind me, Erin seemed to have an admirer. Either that, or just some Chinese lady who thought that if you stand close enough to the person in front of you to floss your teeth with their hair that the line will move faster... Needless to say it doesn't work. Nor does leaning over Erin's shoulder to look in her purse to ...