Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
42Trip End Jul 12, 2013
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Muggy & poor air quality made today the perfect day to see the Beijing Blue Zoo. It has the longest aquatic tunnel in Asia so we had to see it.
I am getting used to being the only Caucasian in the crowd. The stares are constant and at times feel uncomfortable but as soon as I smile, a smile is usually returned. The other day someone asked if I was the "Nanny"...Lane & Claire loved that one! The girls constantly comment on how much easier it would be to understand Chinese so I hope this trip has encouraged them to continue learning Mandarin.
Many of you have commented on how busy we are but honestly, we have to! With only 4 English TV channels (HBO, CIN, CNN, and National Geographic), sitting around the apt is not much of an option. I think we have all seen enough Wicked Tuna to last a lifetime!!
We are on our last week in Beijing and are looking forward to traveling South to see the pandas in Chengdu!