This is the continuation of my blog. The voyage continues in Beijing, P.R. China.
Old caption: This is the first blog that I have created. It is for the purpose of documenting and sharing, my exchange trip to Budapest, Hungary for my Junior year of high school!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Hello! Sorry I haven’t
posted much recently. I have been very busy and have a persistent cold.
Also, most times I try to email the internet fails and I lose everything.
Because of this nasty cold, I had to visit the infirmary. Now I’ve
have had the experience of being prescribed traditional Chinese medicine, which
tasted awful, by the way. Hopefully, this thing will pass soon so that I will be healthy for testing this week.
On Friday, went to the ruins of the Summer Palace, lots if lotus.
Saturday, we went to
the Great Wall! It was fantastic! Check out the photos.
Sunday, a bunch of us
took a cab to the National Zoo to see pandas, and there were pandas! We thought
we had seen the panda exhibit, then there was another, and another, and
another. There were different kinds of them. It was pretty cool to see.
I accompanied a few of
my MoHo classmates to McDonalds, where I had pineapple juice. This McDonalds
actually offers delivery.
I’ve had a couple of
funny cultural experiences. When we went to the museum, I had my water bottle
in my bag. The guards made me drink it to prove that it was just water. I’ve had
my photo taken by random Chinese people. Every time our group stops for a
photo, all of the people nearby step up and take a photo of us too. I’ve also been
stopped on the street and asked to pose for photos. I guess photos of American’s
are desirable. On the subway once, a man told another man to get out of his
seat so that I could sit there. People are very friendly. American logos are
everywhere; American flag emblems, NYC hats, NBA t-shirts, and Mickey Mouse on
Living in the dorms is
fairly comfortable. We have more amenities than the people in the other BLCU
dorms seem to have. One of those amenities is TV. I’ve been watching a cartoon called
Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf. I’ve also found a game show that has people
from various countries dressed in costume who go into a bullring and challenge
a bull. It’s rather violent and quite strange.
I went to the market
and managed to haggle in Chinese. The result is that I bought a very nice skirt at a good price.
Off to bed now. Hoping my
head clears. I’ll share more when I can.