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... trying to find the cafe, I was unsure if we were in the right place, such was the weirdness of the location.
Alas, we found it! The glass walls outside held quotes from the show, and behind it, you could see Chandler and Joey's apartment replicated. As you approached the front door, the famous 'Central Perk' sign greeted you, exactly how it appeared in the show. The most striking thing about the cafe was the attention to detail. Looking around, everything was ...
... servants for centuries. One of the emperors had 3,000 wives (not just mistresses). Forty percent of the emperors died of unnatural causes, by assassination, hanging, poisoning, what have you. There were no hiding places built into the grounds because of the constant threat of attack. Joe told us of one emperor who died by drowning in the toilet after ordering the death of a fortune teller who had predicated his death before the next spring. When he didn't die, he ...
... had been affected. We walked to Times Square where the lights from all the signs keep all the street lit up. We found the street markets and went for a wonder…… I saw a guy making fresh Peking Duck Pancake handed over CNY25 (approx £2.5) for a large pancake took one bite and was insanely disappointed!! I was not happy, so tried some noodles….nope still not great. All this hype for what! After my bad luck Carl was ...
... I will never forget. After our van ride back into Beijing, we freshened up at the hostel and headed out for dinner. It was a day late, but we were going to celebrate Thanksgiving China-style.
We walked to a Peking duck restaurant that Chris's Chinese teacher recommended. After scouring the menu, Chris ordered his vegetarian option, I ordered a Peking duck, and we also got some "pumpkin pie", which were actually little fried pumpkin dough balls ...
... services as a guide to the City.
Once we finally crossed into the city, it was a little better. We passed through the nine-by-nine gates (the number 9 being reserved for the Emperor alone, and being incorporated into the architecture whenever possible). The Forbidden City is a walled palatial enclave, the home of the Emperor, his servants, his officials and his concubines. The yellow-roofed buildings (again, a colour reserved ...