Rest and recovery. Slept in, put some laundry in the machine. Worked from 1:30-8:00pm
We went to the silk market, a massive market that sells all sorts of clothes and souvenirs (as well as silk) where we planned to do the majority of our Christmas shopping. The area we entered in through was composed entirely of bags. “Hey lady, hey lady, what you want? You want bags?” “Bu yao” … More BEIJING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Day 82, Tuesday November 19 2013
American Breakfast at the hostel was a treat, though not the greatest quality but the real butter experience made it worth it. People don’t stare at us here, and there are foreigners everywhere. When we asked one woman for directions I at first thought she was just going to keep walking without even replying, but … More BEIJING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Day 81, Monday November 18 2013
The man on the sidewalk. We are on the fast train to Beijing! It goes over 300km per hour and will get us to our destination in less then two hours. Pretty amazing, especially when it only costs $33 American. The trip began after an… interesting day. I had a story class scheduled for me … More BEIJING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Day 80, Sunday November 17 2013
We celebrated halloween in tutoring, as I’d had to cancel the Halloween lesson last week when I was sick. I found out helen cried when I cancelled, which I feel bad about, but it is good to be appreciated. When I got the the house the kids were full of energy. Sam answered the door … More LIFE Day 79, Saturday November 16 2013
Heat finally came on in house.
Imagine a giant courtyard. The ground is lined with stone and above a mountain thick with trees looms. The courtyard is filled with nearly a hundred women dancing with brightly coloured fans in their hands that twirl and spin as if guided by an energy to which the women are just a catalyst. In the … More LIFE: Day 77, Thursday November 14 2013
Don’t have anything in my journal for today, so I thought I’d share someone else’s work for a change! This is a really interesting post about recent developments on Chinese currency and it’s recognition around the world. When we were leaving China we found it very hard to exchange our RMB since the Chinese government … More Interesting Post
The clouds of pollution and drag of city life was getting to us, so we decided to get out. We hopped on the 65 bus that we knew would take us towards the Red Leaf Valley hike we had done previously. Instead of riding the bus all the way to the valley we waited until … More LIFE: Day 75, Tuesday November 12 2013
A day of recovery.