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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... a must for any visitor to Beijing and we combined it with the traditional visit to the Ming tombs (the resting place for 13 of the 16 Ming
emperors and the finest example of imperial tomb architecture, and
situated on a site selected for its feng shui---a ridge of mountains
form the north cradles the tombs on three sides, opening to the south
and protecting the dead from the evil spirits carried on the north
wind). Then a walk around the Olympic ...
... appreciate the bottle in the room. LOL.
Another lovely day in Russia. The guard was cooking Onions this morning. Thought I had eaten one. It was a bit strong.
Dee is still dead to the world. I wonder if that mouse was back again last night.
Had some cereal this morning with the milk we brought on the train. I think it will last today and it will be getting binned.
So far ...
... to our seats. As we looked around the room we wondered how such an exquisite restaurant could be located in a temple, which itself was located in a hutong that was so grubby and poor that it almost felt like a dream where one moment you are in one of the worst places imaginable and the next second you are in the nicest place you have ever stepped foot in!We were not suitably dressed for such a nice restaurant as we were wearing trainers and shorts, but they did not treat us ...
... everything I have done in the last 2 weeks doesn't even compare to this night! The nightlife is so alive, all the shops are open, lights on, crazy busy... He took me to an ancient Chinese street where all the people used to live, was like a high street back then, but now it was absolutely packed! Lights were so cool, so Chinese! Then after a little walkabout he showed me tianamen square, which was closed as it was late but I got to see it, so was the forbidden city, but I saw ...
... currently run on diesel fuel that's typically less expensive than petrol. This is where the hatch-backed vehicle comes into play. So called because they possess a 5th access door at the rear which looks like an entry hatch, hatch-backs are generally much more compact than the four-by-four. They are available in a variety of motor capabilities from the little 1,086cc runabouts that are ideal for going to the local grocery store to the 6-cylinder high ...