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... above a huge jade showroom.
The prices were sky high. Many of the statues and sculptures were beautiful, but some prices approached six figures, and that’s in dollars. Even the earrings and bracelets were overpriced.
It wasn't until we were walking out that we saw the area where the artisans were working. I wished we could have spent more time there. Each piece was individually carved. Maybe the ...
... biker entered and rode around the inside. Laura, sitting beside me, was screaming at them 'DON'T GO IN THERE, IT'S TOO MANY!'. Laura was filming the spectacle on her phone, and watching the footage was hilarious afterwards hearing her frantic and panicked commentary. The show was truly amazing, though, it really shows you death-defying stunts. Of course, in China, nobody was wearing harnesses or had safety nets, so it was even more scary and impressive.
Craig felt the need to continue his research into MacDonalds all over the world so we headed to Maccas and he had a cheeseburger and fries and I had some fries. We came back to the hotel and had a little rest until we went to meet Allan and Sharon at 6pm. We'd planned to get together for dinner to celebrate Allan's birthday which was the following day.
Since we all had sore calves after our wall climbing escapade ...
... the emperors went to relax. It is crowded with tourists, but the grounds are large enough so one can stroll around the beautiful lake without being pushed and shoved continuously (as Chinese tourists are prone to do). This was an excellent last experience in Beijing. Much less daunting than the Forbidden City would have been. We said goodbye to our wonderful host, Shiqiu and fought our way through the incredible traffic to see how much delayed our China Eastern flight would be this ...
... that at the time.
We checked in and unpacked, and discovered that the free wifi didn't extend to our room. >_<!! Damn. Well… it was past time for lunch (read: one thirty, or so), so we figured we'd try our luck walking around our hostel. We headed out to the main road, and walked north a ways. We saw a busy place with hood vents over each table, and headed right in!
Gotta love random Korean bbq. ^_^ We ...