This is a heap of dirt - or at least purified dirt:-) The
pictures if of course taken at the waste water treatment
facility. Just outside the building where we were in, there
was another truck like this (the heap was placed on a
truck). The truck outside was broken so a lot of Chinese
people were - ineffectively of coarse - trying to get the
truck to run again.
The socalled silk market in the north-east part of the city.
What about an "original" allround jacket from The
North Face for about 20 €? Or some gloves from the same
company for 2,5 €? Everything in clothing can be found
here - very cheap. As they say: "Very cheap for you my
friend" and "Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper...". I
hope one day they will learn a new word:
The Chinese state have placed a lot of these exercise
machine around the city. Very usefull - even for lazy
students from Denmark. Who wants to give 100 € for a entry
card to a gym, when you can use this? Tested by Thomas and
Anders, Aalborg University Esbjerg.
Henrik, our associations treasurer, is paying some
money under the table:-)
Oriental Plaza at night. Oriental Plaza is in the inner ring
of Beijing very close to the Tian'anmen square.
Beijing is the city of contradictions. Here we are
about a kilometer from the Oriental Plaza buying
some beers in a local store. We bought all the store
keepers Yangjing beer, so he had to run down the
street to get some more:-)
This pictures is taken at Beijing Capital Airport 6 hours
after we should have been in the sky. But due to a faulty
front wheel on our Airbus 340 airplane, who could not take
off. The wheel was not turn, but after 13 hours - we were on
our way again. SAS got some new parts with plane from Hong
Kong. In the meantime we trashed the airport together with -
ourselves. The huge airport was almost empty - only we were
left there. Because in China flights in the night is not
allowed - strange country.
Home - sweet home. After 9 hours of flying and 3,5 more
hours in a bus, we were home at Aalborg University Esbjerg -
ready for a new day studying. Remember we came one day later
home. I missed a day as a substitute teacher - the kids were
lucky this day:-)
A very short trip has
ended - together with a very long story. I hope you enjoyed
it. Now I am looking forward to my trip to Moscow - to learn
Russian (I hope). But I am more ready than ever; Chinese
language is not for Europeans!!!