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Riding the Rails
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Imagine you are exhausted from a day of sightseeing in Xi’an, followed by a whirlwind run through the airport, with a ridiculously heavy bag of clothes and two other shoulder bags on your back, and a 2-hour flight back to Beijing. Then, imagine you are dropped off at the Beijing Railway Station, with all of the aforementioned gear on your bag, and a teeming...

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Forbidden City
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I have to head out for dinner with the group soon, so here’s another less-talky-more-looky photo post. 🙂 These are from our jaunt to the Forbidden City… after our morning of training that day, we spent hours walking through the place in blistering heat, and I was beyond exhausted, but it was worth the time. The exhibits in this place mainly focused on the...

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Things I Take For Granted
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After being in Beijing for even a short while, you realize there are more than a few things that you take for granted in the U.S. These are just two of them. Potable water. We were all informed that we shouldn’t ingest any of the water straight from the tap in China, and that we should make sure to boil it first. We get...

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