No.2 Reception House of State Government
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... with the displays. I just wanted to get one shot. Waited for a bit to take my pictures.
In the center of Sanlitun, the car compnay Jaguar was showing off some cars. I walked into the mini dome to check out the blue car (no photo allowed). The cars were sweet to check out.
Walking around Sanlitun made me wish that I could afford the high end designers like Alexander Wang. Sadly, I am a poor college student. I have to wait to save to buy a ...
The walk back was relatively easier cause it was sought of downhill with some steep inclines, eventually reached the toboggan ride (about 1k) and enjoyed a quick trip down off the wall.
We travelled 90 mins to the Summer palace (most of it asleep) even though we walked about 3 k we were too tired to appreciate it so caught the subway home and immediately fell asleep for a couple of hours.
Hunger woke us up and we wandered into ...
... and no one got sick.
We had lunch at a Jade Factory this time. Maddie asked "Why do we always eat at stores?" Anna didn't eat much, but licked her way through the store.
We were all exhausted and by the time we got to the Olympic village, no one wanted to get out, so we did a "drive by," Beijing style. Wisked past the amazing architecture. But it was enough.
The clamor for rest was rising, but Patrice ...
... their loved ones as punishment. The bodies were piled, and eventually buried in unmarked graves. Try finding information on any of this on the WWW while in China, and you'll have more luck finding Facebook(also banned). The Communist party forbids any discussion on the topic, and still refuses to officially recognise that it happened.
After a brief visit to the Square we decided to go pay a visit to the Military museum, since it was only just down the road in Metro ...
... I have never seen such a beautiful Starbucks, but it’s just a shame that it’s all so commercialised and western. It is in really gorgeous traditional buildings, but then Starbucks, Swatch, Haagen Daaz… off the main shopping street was little alleys selling more touristy tat, but it did feel more genuinely China, and the food was tasty and cheap. What more could you ask for?
Today we had our last all day lecture, ...