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June 30th 2006
Published: July 11th 2006
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I got my LSAT score today - 170. Not as good as I'd expected or hoped, but good nonetheless. The train to Beijing from Shanghai was annoying - we had a family in our room and the kid kept waking up and screaming all night long. Ugh. But I ate some of the first Western food this morning I've had in China since I've been here, and it was a welcome treat. Right now I'm with Mike and Chuck - we're about to go meet up and get lunch with Treu, and then off to the Temple Of Heaven.

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Beijing Railway StationBeijing Railway Station
Beijing Railway Station

The station was crowded on the way out, and all the poor people lined up outside. One woman managed to take my used ticket right out of my hand - I think they use them to try and sneak onto the trains, since the person coming out of the station in front of me wasn't allowed out for using an old ticket.
Beijing TrafficBeijing Traffic
Beijing Traffic

Let's just say, the streets don't move at rush hour, which is 16 hours a day.
Beijing ArchitectureBeijing Architecture
Beijing Architecture

This is a typical Beijing apartment building. Still, most of the city was slummy.

It's the Chinese Colonel. But no, it's not KFC (which they do also have here).
Temple of Heaven BathroomTemple of Heaven Bathroom
Temple of Heaven Bathroom

Apparently they rate the quality of the public bathrooms in Beijing. This one at the Temple of Heaven is a 3-Star Bathroom.
Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

One of the buildings at the Temple of Heaven
Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

The main attraction.
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Temple of Heaven

The roads in the area were lined with trees like these. In fact, many of the attractions, parks, and gardens in China have similar tree lined paths. Probably my favorite part, especially on a foggy day.

17th July 2006

Temple of Heaven and LSAT
Love the photos on this page. Just what is the Templer of Heaven? Is it an atttraction for the Chinese as well as foreigners? And just how good is 170?

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