Baoguo Temple Guest House (Beijing First)
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Today we visited one of the seven wonders of the world; The Great Wall of China! Our day was started with a lovely breakfast buffet followed by a trip to the jade carving factory. We watched men and women carving and polishing jade in action which was really interesting because of the amount of detail that went into their work! They must've been such patient workers because some of the artwork took weeks to make. Some of us bought some gifts which were made of real jade and ...
... is about 5 miles back that way?”
That particular Engrish comment was missed on him. He
shrugged and sped up.
I coughed, produced my camera and took a shot of his licence
number and badge.
In London that would’ve elicited scorn and probably
hysterical laughter from the cabbie but this is China and the police have a
reputation of getting slightly erm “over excited”
The driver realised I wasn’t messing ...
... one of the weirdest museums, it was one my friends and I had been jokingly talking about going to for a long time. We finally decided to just go for it this day, and made our way over there. It is quite an unknown museum to most people, as it is hidden in an apartment complex area. The tickets were only about $1, but we used our student cards and got in for half price....every little bit counts!
The museum itself ...
... into a guy that knew English and sure enough he was coming from Rock and wood
hostel.After meeting up at the hostel, using their wifi, and eating
the best dumplings I have had in Beijing,
we had a game plan (I had a game plan).
We went back to the hotel to ...
... Times Square crowded and I was too busy trying not to vom while squished against some dude who was greedily eating a skewered scorpion--SCORPION!-- less than 12 inches from my face.), and finally, spent a full day at the Summer Palace, which was kinda like Central Park times a million. Favorites: No apparent dining etiquette, so Pam was right at home; dumplings!; Summer Palace Not-so-favorites: Human stampedes, skewered ...