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We've hit a wall.........and it's BIG!!!

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

This is a top pick!
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Alright all of our travel fans, we have hit China. Our goal from here on out is to give updates as much as possible on a daily basis (pending availability of internet in certain places of course..and writer's block).....so hopefully, we'll add a few pictures and a couple of paragraphs as often as possible. We also have a lot of stuff from Japan to …

Chinese Roofs

A travel blog entry by nietsreuef

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... including a fauna of protective ceramic animals, all worked into the weatherproofing.

The weight of the roofs is enormous, driving all other aspects of the architecture. Massive columns and beams, almost always wood, support the roofs. The overhangs are so prominent and full of decoration that Chinese architecture includes a porch structure so integral to the design that they are called rooms, same as the interior. That's ...

Flight and Arrival

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny

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... to Beijing. On the flight, the flight attendant was speaking Chinese to me until I spoke English. He quickly realized when I answered chicken for what I wanted to eat.

August 12th, Monday

Arriving at 10 p.m. I had to go to customs, then picked up my luggage. I thought one of my bags was missing until a worker found it.

After exiting the airport, I was greeted by two Chinese students named ...

Beijing! Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hútòngs&more

A travel blog entry by martijnh

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... naar het hostel. Prima hostel, goede kwaliteit voor een prima prijs. Vrijdag heb ik de Forbidden City samen met Tiananmen Square bezocht in de middag. Erg indrukwekkend met het portret van Mao, en hoe enorm groot het hele complex is. Als je alles heel aandachtig wilt bekijken kun je daar een hele dag rondlopen en in elke kamer nieuwe voorwerpen (natuurlijk met een keizerlijk verleden) bekijken. Wel allemaal heel mooi. Ook is er een stuk natuur te zien, zoals op de foto's te zien ...

Beware the Mongolians...!!

A travel blog entry by paulandkala

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... invasion, the wall spans.....erm......a very long way! The sheer patience and skill to build such a massive structure was clearly evident and the fact that we weren't being totally surrounded by other tourists made it a great day! Getting slightly lost on the way back and nearly missing lunch made us sweat a bit though!! Tuesday saw us visit the 'Forbidden City', China's best-preserved complex of ancient buildings. It was home to over 26 different emperors during the various ...

     

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