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... with intricate designs and colors. There was a big sign next to the statue stating no pictures allowed, no one was following this rule as cellphone cameras were going off left and right so we snuck in a few shots. Up and over the hill was the next temple with a statue of the Buddha with multiple arms and an ancient tapestry. Through that temple were the stairs down to the lake, and again the pollution was rearing its ugly head. All you can see in the distance ...
... the hang of it after awhile, and even began trying to throw the yo-yo up in the air and catching it. The gentleman who demonstrated the yo-yo came around to each of us several times to teach us, so it really did come to us pretty quickly. Next, we got back in the cabs and found our way to a small building. We were ushered down a very narrow sidewalk/courtyard, and into a house. The house had two or three rooms on the first floor (we saw stairs to the second floor, but ...
I have embarrassingly few photos from my trip to Beijing, partly because I only went for about 2 days and partly cos I was hungover, bloomin lager lout aren't I?! I'm going back there after Christmas where I promise I'll do more touristy things and take better photos.
Beijing was a real good laugh though, and I didn't have to suffer the smog at all as APEC was in town so it was blue skies all weekend. Beijing was ...
... everyone caught up with me.
At our subway stop, we met up with our professor. She took us to see the Tienanmen Terrance, which was in the same area as the Forbidden City.
As we were walking, my professor asked how much better my Chinese had gotten. "It is better." I responded. "Too bad Chloe isn't here to translate for me (my Chinese-American friend from last semester who spoke fluent Chinese).
I mainly talked with Shari during our field ...
... that was ridiculous seen as they weren't even nice clothes that we wanted done!! Oh we'll we just did them in our room and hung them up in there. After washing we took a walk into Nanjing road, which is like only 3 blocks away from where we are staying so its a perfect location. Nanjing road is a famous shopping street and it runs for 5.2km long. We were out shopping for 5 hours and both brought 2 things! Haha we got back to the Hotel after 9.30pm and then we watched some of the ...