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4 Days in Beijing with French University Students

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I made it into the French news! This picture was taken in Tiananmen Square. I'm on the far left.

My school offered a variety of trips to places around China, and one weekend they announced a trip to Beijing. A group of French university students studying Chinese had come to the school a week ago and they were going on this trip, so I decided to go as well. I didn't know any French people at that time, so I thought it would be a good chance to meet some.

We went on a four-day whirlwind tour of temples and other historic sights. It was fun hanging with the university students, from listening to them sing Beatles songs in the bus to dining on cake and tea back at the hotel room when they couldn't find a bar near our hotel. They certainly knew how to enjoy life, and it was fun getting to know them. I still keep in touch with a few of them on Facebook now.

es1418 says:
I didn't learn much French, but I did learn that French students are very interesting people. :)
Posted on: Jul 27, 2011
Butterfly971 says:
So, now Eric, I'm pretty sure that you're fluent in french, LOL!!
Posted on: Jul 27, 2011
hummingbird50 says:
Hehe beatles and tea!! ahhh the life :)
Posted on: Jul 15, 2011
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