HUAIROU & BEIJING CITY, Beijing Province:
Korean school today, and I've finally got my usual class back! I've been given the entire script of Love Actually, so all I had to do was shout out the scene numbers, and watch them perform! Well, they're still just reading off the scripts, so there wasn't much acting, but it was still good to see.
Was badgered by John and MinJi to help them with their English accent - it's really hard to teach accents! They did quite well though, although they still sound American - just posh Americans now!
After school we got the bus in Beijing City with two objectives:
1. train tickets - I needed my ticket to Shenyang, and Sarah's getting a ticket to Datong to see the Hanging Temples
2. Curry! - we were getting bored of noodles, and desperately needed some tasty curry to break up the monotony!
The tickets were surprisingly easy... the train station wasn't very busy, and the woman at the foreign ticket office was really helpful. However, once we got to the curry house, and met up with Liz (my Dongguan and Harbin roomie), we were told the curry house was shut! So distressing, but we went to Fish Nation instead for some fish & chips (well, I had pizza & chips!) Didn't quite beat away the curry cravings, but we'll just have to save that for another weekend! It was really cool to catch up with Liz though, it's been a while since I've seen her.
In the evening we went to Disco 9 - they'd gone all out for Hallowe'en! There was a bridge in the entrance, the whole club was decorated with sheets and banners, there were dead leaves all over the floor, and the walkway through to the inside was draped with torn up sheets, with loads of scary decorations, and dressed up people jumping out! It was terrifying - me and Sarah were clinging to each other the whole way through, but it was brilliant!
Stopped off at Food Street on the way home - Seline and the really tall man seemed genuinely pleased to see us, and the noodles they brought us were really tasty. So we've made up with them now!