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... and malevolent mongolians. My temporary home is a lovely inn, surrounded by the not so lovely crowds of sweaty children, tax scholars, barbers, workers on horseback and a couple of middle-aged men just hanging out watching people slave under the hot sun pulling heavy wheelbarrows. Nice to know that the trend of the lazy fat guy didn’t start with us. Beijing is a wildly populated urban center proven by it’s myriad of ...
... This time was no exception, and dinner was a really nice event to catch up with everyone.
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... a heavier badminton birdie. They are highly skilled and graceful at this, so we tried our hands at it, and proved that we are not skilled in any way!! It was fun to try it, and after 15 minutes of embarrassing ourselves, we looked up and there were over 50 people gathered to watch the uncoordinated Americans trying to learn to play jianer! All in good fun.
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... 980 buildings, the Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace for almost 500 years, from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
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