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... and apparently, when you wear it for a long time the green color deepens because the proteins in your sweat undergo some reaction with the mineral and intensify the color. This is supposed to increase the health benefits of the jade. Chinese believe that jade has beneficial health properties. It is valued more than gold or diamonds and often men give a jade bangle bracelet to their wives rather than a ring. A ring only encircles one finger and ...
... and sauces, top with the vegetable dishes of you choice, and slurp it down. Delicious! The variety of delicious Chinese vegetable dishes amazes me. After lunch, we went to the Summer Palace, a complex of buildings and parks centered around lakes in the north part of Beijing where the emperors went to escape the summer ...
... in mind, I feel rather safe and free to walk around at all hours (well, not ALL hours but it gets pitch black here by 5pm) with my usual Spidey-senses activated.
Today is more historical sites and more hutongs. I only have two full days in Beijing because of the trip to the Great Wall and sadly, it feels like I'm really rushing through things. It feels like most people's tourism - get to the important parts, take a bunch of ...
... from India, initially the biggest change was the weather. It was time to get the thermals out as temperatures reached freezing! Lakes were frozen and so were we! We stayed at the 365 Inn Hostel, right in the centre of the Dongcheng district. It was top of our budget but it was worth it due to the excellent location, hot shower and having good English speaking staff to help us with booking tours etc. Our first night we walked the streets of the city in hunt ...
... to hop on the
Number 1 bus, which cost us a mere 1 RMB each (roughly 10p or 16cents). We were packed in like sardines, Matt literally
sitting on the front windowsill, with myself unable to move even when the bus
jolted thanks to the weight of the other people around us. Unfortunately all
directions and stops were written in mandarin. We had no idea how or when to
get off and randomly selected a stop hoping for the best! We were nowhere near
where we ...