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... think I did what I always do when I don't know what to do, I called Renee. She of course freaked out a bit as well. She was pretty upset that our booking agent missed a major detail such as the main attraction for the day wasn't open. That is pretty inexcusable. Regaining my composure I suggested shifting my itinerary by a day, which we all agreed to. After the fact I felt badly that I bothered Renee at work with something that I could have handled myself if I ...
... now surrounded by park which civilians use to play cards, dance, exercise and play Chinese Chess. Very cool. Observing how citizens spend their time in China is so interesting. As we passed by a group of adults and elders playing a game called jianzi, we decided to join them. So much fun! In English we would call it the shuttle cock. You use the shuttle cock and kick it around without letting it touch the floor.
... We got off the subway and walked to the food street.
When we got to the restaurant, it was packed. We took a number. For the meanwhile, we got bubble tea.
I managed to speak some Chinese with Terry. He said that he could understand me, but my pronunciation needed work still. I was happy that I was improving.
At the restaurant, Terry ordered mine spicy. The noodle was so good. Shockingly, the spice did not hit me, but it did for Terry. He grabbed so ...
... that little white rectangle in the tin foil that tasted like soap.
Anyways, anytime something it completely and utterly confusing, we refer to it as having a pad of butter moment. Attempting to order and figure out how to eat a hot pot in Beijing was definitely a pad of butter ordeal.
When we walked in and sat down at the table the waitress immediately brought out a menu for us to choose from. Now, the menus here are a little different than ...
... things of that nature. Awesome stuff. The garden of the Forbidden City was at the end of that tour, and had some beautiful scenery and formations and buildings.
The Temple of Heaven was our next stop. It was located in a park that a lot of old people come to play cards with each other, and obviously only with EACH OTHER. They would no let me play, ask Connor. Kinda rude of them. Just because I'm American doesn't mean I can't throw a bunch of random cards down in no ...