Liuhexiang Quadrangle Courtyard
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We headed to a restaurant that dates back to the 1800's and is the original peeking duck restaurant. That seemed to be the best way to experience the most famous dish in Beijing. Hundreds of people were waiting patiently in the front as numbers were being called and shown on a big TV screen. There were two sets of numbers, one for small groups and one for large. They had their system down which makes sense after being in business for a couple hundred ...
... not necessarily related to one another) live in that same 5,000 square feet of space. The woman then gave us a lesson on paper cutting. We cut out two Chinese symbols - double happiness and Spring (the season). She then gave us very intricate paper cutting that she had done of the Chinese Zodiac. Next, we went across the courtyard (really, the very narrow sidewalk), and entered another home, set up much the same way. We sat in a circle and the owner answered ...
I got really lucky in Beijing and don't think I would have had the same reaction as others visiting. I happened to arrive during a week of National Holiday, which meant that most people were off work and the city was a lot emptier than normal as people had taken the chance to get out of the city. It was also incredibly windy, such that the pollution I heard so much about seemed to have been swept out of the city. Looking at pictures of runners wearing gas masks during ...
... with water flowing.
Following our field trip, I took the subway back with Garrett and Eric.
"I don't see you ever, Garrett." I whined.
"I am usually in my room." Garrett explained.
My schedule is so busy due to so many things.
Once we were near campus, I ate at Asian Fusion. I got the wontons there. So happy to have food.
Later, I had an evening class.
After class, Mike gave me beef jerky. It was so good.
... 7 hours of sleep. I nap when I need to and have kept up with the big kids, no problem. It's true, I've been known to "run off". Yes, mom even bought a "toddler wrist tether" (or as I call it, the leash) to keep me in line on this trip, but let me assure you all, I'm living like a rock star! OK, maybe the parental units have busted out the tether a couple of times, but for the most part it's been one ...