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... the city using an alternate odds and even number plate system so we saw only 50% of normal traffic.
We could not visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square which was closed from 22 August to 3 September for a military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of "Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression".
We were able to get an overview of the Forbidden ...
... group. It's 3 in 1. Except they forgot to put the coffee in. This part of the journey's big highlight was the Gobi desert. It's quite big. It's quite empty. Not much to say about it really. Took too many pictures of nothingness. When we got bored of looking out the window we played the pig game again. Until we got bored of that too. The border crossing was quite frustrating. All day we had been playing hide and seek with the guards women people smoking in between the carriages. ...
... truly is. Two years of studying the language? Forget it, I get here and I can barely remember how to say where I'm from. But then again, that's why I came!
One key phrase I do remember, however, goes like this: "Duibuqi, wo de Zhongwen bu hao." (that is the pinyin translation minus tonal markers)
which translates to: "excuse me, I'm sorry, my chinese ...
... music to sound like. The group of 50 singers developed quite a crowd - I asked someone what the song was, he said it's called "China I love you".
I didn't really do much at night as I was still jetlagged, so retired to my hotel room at the Days Inn Forbidden City for a night inn. At this stage it's hard for me to say "China I love you", especially as I'm now hesitant about trusting any apparently friendly locals. "China I will give you time".
... all the hexagonal and octagonal sections that makes each wall are actually like bubbles, so the Cube has a really cool shape to it. We caught a late train back to the hostel, and caught a plane home the next morning.
Thanks for reading all that (if you’ve made it this far, I understand I am already at 831 words). I spent this past weekend in Chengdu, so expect another entry soon. I’ll work on getting the sled ride on ...