Schedule & The Worst Garage Sale In Recent Memory
Trip Start Aug 01, 2012
45Trip End Oct 13, 2013
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Once we got all the stuff out, some coffee, and all the people left, we felt pretty goody, ready to meet the next customers. Then we saw the storm clouds. What did we do you ask? I went inside to check the weather report and as soon as I close the door, it starts pouring rain. D:
So while we are recovering from our abruptly ended garage sale, I figured I could post this.
Not only did we get a schedule, we got a nifty note (and something that looks like a map) to give to taxi drivers in Beijing to get us back to the hotel. But the description in English makes it not sound like a hotel. Also, I don't really have the address, but have obsessively narrowed down where we might be staying using Google satelite maps. We are on the westside of a stadium near Peking University.
We will be teaching and learning everyday from Aug 3rd to Aug 9. On the 10th we will be doing a Great Wall tour. Teaching and learning continues for 8 straight days until Aug 19th when we will be touring the Imperial Palace and getting on the train to Shenzhen.
We arrive in Shenzhen on August 20th. The medical exam (I've heard they do an EKG, very thorough) and police interview will be the next day, Aug 21st. We have continued Orientation on 22nd.
The contract signing "ceremony" is on the 23rd during a lunch banquet where we will meet the school's superintendent and the resident English teacher. We are still figuring out what kind of presents we should give them. Anyone have any suggestions? We have been given some guidelines: no food, no personal items like jewelry, and things from where you are from are good. The gift to the superintendent must be more expensive than the resident English teacher.
We are getting super excited!