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... the Shaolin Temple is world famous and many visitors flock to the temple to see these monks in action. It has lost its old world appeal as it has become just another tourist attraction. However, the ability, discipline, and commitment witnessed at the shows cannot be denied. Kung Fu was fun for the kids and seeing who had flexibility and who didn't was obvious. :) Our Kung Fu instructor is about 5 feet tall and knows her stuff. ...
... who had just been hit and was still lying on the road- makes you think. But so much fun! Hutong- what you picture China to be. Old style houses and locals just doing their thing. Summer palace- this was beautiful. A little quieter for tourism and easy to get around. Some spectacular views of the Palace and Beijing. Then we took a boat ride to the other side of the palace. Massive! Hot Pot- for dinner we had hot ...
places to see, but we decided to start with Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden
City. Caught a taxi the whole way, as the hotel is almost 2kms away from the
nearest subway station, and taxis are relatively cheap. Once there, we battled
our way through the hordes of people, walked past the queue to see Mao's
mummified body, (decided that we could do without seeing him), and then into
the square, which was actually much ...
... we didn't realise. The duck is carved in front of us in whole pieces, none of the shredding that you get in the UK. On the way back we see lots of people burning little piles of things in the street, we have come to the conclusion that they burn their rubbish at night.
I have been quite upset today and really missed home, thank goodness I'm with Mark. It has been a hard day, quite literally I have been a duck out of water...... but we know we need to move on. ...
... the increased development of the road systems, with multi-layered cloverleaf overpasses. Being China, these are huge concrete structures, but the improvement in the flow of traffic is quite noticeable. The roads too have improved in most areas. We could scarcely believe the improvements to the roads leading to and around our old town, Xinan.
Of course, these improvements have come at a cost and much of the ...