Beijing Railway Mansion
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... piece. It was nice and fairly priced. Leaving the showroom, we hopped back into the river of people and let the current take us. Passing through three massive Gates we finally reached the ticketing booth. The woman at the booth looked down at our tickets, back at us, and began laughing. She said something in Chinese and pointed to something in the distance. I guess the Forbidden City really was forbidden after all =( Turns out we purchased tickets to a local garden. ...
... me to see into one of the buildings ( basically empty !! ). The steps and halls and tiles and gold, we're so familiar from watching James' DVDs ! By the time I got to the Imperial Gardens, cool, tranquil and green, all I wanted was the exit ! This was still through another 2 halls ! Then a long walk to finally find a taxi. This one cost 80 ($19NZ) - no choice. I was past caring anyway and ...
... most of the night. Do we really look that alike?? Must be the short hair! Anyway, we waited a few minutes before setting off, while Vicky dropped her bags - she had literally only just flown in from Yorkshire, well Manchester to be exact. And so the rush to get from A to B began.
Off we went to savour more Peking Duck. While in Beijing it must be done! If I'm being honest this wasn't quite as good as the Dadong duck, just a bit fattier ...
... and Volleyball at Thai Hut. I ordered a rice dish with beef. Drinking some iced tea was great too.
I have been so bad for not hanging out with the Chinese roommates this semester. Most of the time, I am usually busy. Plus, I do not care to wait for others. I just go.
For the rest of the afternoon, I had a class.
Then, I had a meeting with TBC. When I entered the room, Kevin asked, "Benny, you dyed your ...
... in China live entirely different than our comparatively wealthy nation does. Our tour guide actually took us to meet one family (who clearly accepted tours as a means of income) to see how a multi-generational family of seven share a "compound" home with multiple sleeping rooms, one small kitchen/eating area, and only ONE bathroom-- talk about NO privacy!
Following our tour of old Beijing, we then walked ...