Bam! A Running Start in Beijing

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Bam!  A Running Start in Beijing

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The frozen lake of Xi Hai awaits the author on his first morning in Beijing.   Brrrr.

 

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The unassuming entrance to the language school near the drum tower in Beijing.

 

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Courtyard of the language school which was converted from a traditional residence. This location is now a language school called Sinology Institute.

The Hutong School has a location across town near Sanlitun neighborhood.

 

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Typical classroom at the language school.

 

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Scott Ferguson soon after arriving in Beijing. He has just survived years of working in corporate America.

 

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Warm coffee on a cold day in Beijing.

 

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View of the coffee shop on Fang Jia Hutong in Beijing.

 

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View outside the coffee shop on Fang Jia Hutong in Beijing on a day with a clear, cold sky.

 

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The middle building is the convenience store on Deshengmen Nei Da Jie street in Beijing where the author purchased beer and peanuts from a store clerk jabbering in Chinese at an alarmingly high speed.

 

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A perfect trifecta–Chinese text book, beer, and peanuts.

 

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