No.2 Reception House of State Government
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... mausoleum but we weren't planning to go in. The square was quite busy but not too crowded - an advantage of our early start. There was a group of school children marching in with Chinese flags - they paraded around the Monument to the People's Heroes in the centre of the square, adding some colour to the otherwise uniform grey.
One boundary of the square, in front of the ...
... In some sections it was as if one was rock climbing (and you think I exaggerate). After exploring the wall we got to ride a toboggan down, then we went and grabbed a nice lunch of duck at a local restaurant. Afterwards we set out for the Bird's Nest. This Olympic stadium was a site to see as well. The seats were colored to look like rising flames, and could seat around 91,000 people. The track was huge as well, having 9 lines. After we looked through the VIP lounges and what not ...
... had been breaking metal rods on my head. Luckily this was only a 60 minute "opera highlights show" still it was intriguing to watch and I am glad we went. In between all that culture there was the small matter of visiting the largest wall on the planet! The Great Wall no less. It does not disappoint my friends. An immense structure that seems to stretch on and on in the middle of very picturesque scenery. And we were lucky enough to go and see it on ...
... Asians, food carts, and soggy trash bags.
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... br> Quick Chinese Language Lesson :)
Now, it is your turn for some quick Chinese. No characters, just a short look at the Chinese language.
The Chinese place more importance on the last name, so the last name comes first. Similarly, here in the US we say "Professor Wang", whereas in China the last name comes first, followed by the title. Professor Wang in Chinese is "Wang Laoshi".
Chinese name: Zhao Ruoxi
English name: Ruoxi Zhao