BEIJING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Day 82, Tuesday November 19 2013

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

BEIJING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Day 81, Monday November 18 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

BEIJING CHRISTMAS SHOPPING: Day 80, Sunday November 17 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

Interesting Post

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