Beijing - Day 1

6:30 - Arrive train station.
6:31-8:00 - Get horribly lost. Feel lonely and depressed.
8:01 - Meet local. Exchange English practice for directions to hotel.
8:30-10:30 - Roam around downtown Beijing with new friend, again with the English practice. Marvel at Forbidden City from afar.
10:31-11:30 - Get situated in hostel.
11:30 - Eat 16 potstickers. Rethink badmouthing of chinese chinese food.
12:30-2:30 - Meet new locals, again for the English practice. Roam old town with new friends.
2:30-3:00 - Spend 2 weeks' budget on tea.
3:00-4:00 - Write postcards in beautiful Beijing park. Rethink tea purchase.
4:00-dusk - Smile about the happy first day in Beijing.
Wednesday October 18 2006File under: travel, China

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on Wed 18th Oct, 2006 04:15 pm UTC jule said:
2 weeks budget on tea? what kind of tea is it? you gotta get me some of that stuff!!!
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on Wed 18th Oct, 2006 04:15 pm UTC jule said:
2 weeks budget on tea? what kind of tea is it? you gotta get me some of that stuff!!!
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on Wed 18th Oct, 2006 05:02 pm UTC Mom said:
Or, to rephrase that, knowing our Wren, what kind of budget is that?
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on Thu 19th Oct, 2006 12:37 am UTC Wren said:
Long story. Long long story. Remind me to tell it sometime. And, mom, you're right. It was technically only like a 10 day China budget. (It would have been 2 weeks or more for Thailand.)
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on Thu 19th Oct, 2006 05:14 am UTC Jule said:
10 days budget? Really, what is kind of tea is it? Premium grade, live cultured, kumbacha infused, organic, free-range, grain fed, vegan, biodynamically grown indoors in the presence of hermit yogi masters that radiate good teaness? or earl grey (still grown by a hermit I hope)?
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on Thu 19th Oct, 2006 05:15 am UTC jule said:
p.s. those look like some gooood potstickers!
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on Thu 19th Oct, 2006 02:00 pm UTC Stacy said:
As for the food, just you wait Henry Higgins... Once you go Chinese-Chinese-food, you never go back! ....*s
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on Fri 20th Oct, 2006 05:37 pm UTC Saxtor said:
Face it, you got swindled. The same guy is known the world over for selling ice to Inuit.
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on Fri 20th Oct, 2006 05:39 pm UTC Saxtor said:
Also, way to go, you traded your travel budget for all the tea in China.
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