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... use a lot of color and detail, while others use more neutral and natural colors. Each possesses a different kind of beauty. I would love to have a Chinese-inspired garden at my home some day!
Unfortunately, on this day, the exhaustion of the previous day at the Great Wall really caught up with all of us. By the end of the day we were really being dragged along by Wei. Thankfully, he caught on to this and decided to give us the day off ...
... yuan instead which we will loose money on when we change them back in the UK.
We then flew to Kunming where we were to be met by a guide and have a short city tour to avoid having to sit at the airport for 6 hours . Guess what - he wasn’t there and by the time the tour company could have sorted it out there would have been no time to see anything - so we have to sit at the airport for 6 hours.
We decided to have lunch and managed to choose the ...
... s mausoleum (from the outside), Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. The architecture of the Forbidden City is breathtaking. There are massive marble railings and porticos between each of the buildings. Then, the buildings are each decorated in sculpted artwork of a different color scheme. Just before exiting the Forbidden City, guests walk through the Emperor’s Garden. It is filled with trees that have twisted trunks and huge ...
Confucius Temple is easy to get to from the subway. I found it to be the best historical site in Beijing as there was much information in English and Confucius had a profound influence in history, science, math, education, etc. He was born around 550 BC and came up with philosophy such as "what you don't want done to yourself, don't do to others" or a take on the Golden rule he developed ...
What a day! Dave is taking a little cat-nap while I write this and then off to dinner here in about 20 minutes. Not sure what the plan is for this evening… hopefully some solid sleep.
I am missing you two!
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