I’m already concluding my 5th week here in Beijing on Saturday evening, because I’m sitting at home with a little cold and feeling to weak to go out…
The week, nevertheless, was packed with nice things, besides work 😉 On Monday I was invited for dinner by an officer and his son, as he is leaving for his studies in Guang Zhou and wanted to have a last opportunity to chat. From Tuesday to Thursday I enjoyed a little homeland presence as two colleagues from WU visited Beijing to do some research work for their thesis and of course, go out a little. So it was mainly Hou Hai, San Li Tun, Gong Ti and Chao Yang Park we had a closer look at. Yesterday actually, in the office I started to feel week and already had a cough. We went to buy some Chinese medicine (中药，Zhong Yao) in order to get rid of this cold.
Even though feeling not that well, I went to have dinner with Mr. Sun and his family, who mainly enabled my stay and the internship here for me. It was a really exclusive and delicious Hot Pot restaurant, but the Bai Jiu (白酒, liquor) probably added up to finally finish me off totally in terms of health.
Right now, I’m already getting better and hope to be sound tomorrow… to eventually turn it into a pictured week still 😉