Saturday, October 16, 2010

Did he just update his blog?

That's right I'm updating my blog!!! I got a VPN so now I can do this. Let's see, i got a language exchange partner and some friends who live in town. and getting ready to head to Xi'an!!! also Kate is here in BJ right now so tomorrow i get to show her around!
this is Oregon Beer i bought at a restaurant in BJ!!!
and this is a wall

Monday, October 11, 2010

about time!

So, new adventures/pics. i don't know if you guys have noticed but I'm a little A.D.D. with the updates, sorry.
I still can't upload my own pics!?!?!?!!? Well I remembered how to send them to Facebook. so they should be up there soon
Also i have been sick for almost a week now.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

More of Me Hanging Out With Europeans

I went to the summer palace with an Irishman. We however forgot his camera. So we were going to use mine until we discovered that I had forgot a memory card! Pictures of that will be coming as soon as I get them from my phone to computer.

While there the Irishman was not feeling well and vomited behind a tree in the summer palace.... It was awesome.

We went to the forbidden city again the next day. I rather enjoyed it I got better pics and I guess everything is more fun with a sick goofy Irishman (I'm thinking of finding one when i get home). We took some fun pics and now you all have to see them.

Also, my kungfu class was canceled today due to rain :-) found a group that meets in the park and invites foreigner to come learn with them!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lama Temple

Today after trying to lounge around the hostel, one of my favorite Canadians came out looking very sad and invited me to go to Lama temple. So I went. It was quite fun! I keep getting taken on very fun adventures.

(Bottom) This is "The Spaniard", also know as Angel, holding Wu Kuai, two of my favorite parts of the hostel.

Forbidden City

Forbidden City! First post just to get some of the pics up. We had a blast and it takes all day to walk through it. After walking through it we went up a mountain behind the city where you could see down onto all the rooftops. Pics of this will be coming soon.

Also, I ate some crazy-ass Chinese ice cream bar that was super awesome!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tiananmen Square

Today Ralphy and I went to Tiananmen square and had a good look about! I realized with all the French Scottish and Swiss folks I've been hanging out with I may come home with a surprisingly European accent! I never realized how big this area (Tiananmen square) is, my guess is 4/5 the size of the USA, because of how much walking around we had to do. I did Kung Fu on the balcony this morning and a guy who works here was moving my arms and back as I got in stances saying "cuo" or wrong in Chinese after about 15 min. of this I started to head in and he said "solid" and smiled at me. wonder if he spoke English?

The hostel bar is staffed by the most fun people I've yet to meet on my journey. Last night the bartender/waitress gathered all the hostel goers together to watch Michael Jackson's "This Is It" and she had the biggest smile and was singing along the whole time. She wants to speak English as bad as I want to speak Chinese so we switch. Every time I speak Chinese she responds in English. Also the cleaning crew likes to dance but this is another post.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I've Arrived

Hey! Greetings from china! I've arrived safely in Beijing. It was rather crazy trip. We flew in sunshine for over 13 hours. It was as if we were racing the sun around the world. The hostel is very nice here although if you hang-out in the internet room/bar during breaks they turn out the lights on you, I'm not sure if this means I should leave or if they are good at conserving electricity.

So back to the beginning here, the cabby tried to overcharge me until he realized I understood him saying that. Other than that I guess I don't speak Chinese. Everybody here speaks better than me and I am starting to get embarrassed about it. After 2 days here I'm starting to venture further and further from the hostel. I have been out with some other english speaking hostel goers and rather enjoyed myself. We went to silk market and I watched them haggel over prices. It's very fun.

the rabbit is named "wu kuai" or $5 which is how much he was. he lives in the hostel bar, and is very popular.
UPDATE he now has a little sister named milk milk.