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After leaving the Forbidden City we went to the National Museum. It was weird entry was free but everyone had to show ID to get in, us it was our passports. They barely glanced at our passports while they really looked over the Chinese people’s ID. Not a lot to see really and again we couldn't read anything so after a while we left and headed for Tienanmen Square. It would have been ...
... we were back in the Jing and just go to the box office and get whatever they had left... Which we found to be nothing except a musical production of Alice in wonderland. We are grinning like the Cheshire Cat with excitement for this Thursday night. Tickets in hand we headed to Wangfujing the Oxford Street of the Jing. Found some pasta for lunch #passsttaaaaaaa and even a forever 21 ...
... to make the best of a bad situation so i looked at the beautiful eyes of the bank clerk. It was the first time i had really noticed the difference in the hair of Chinese men. The lovely man I adore in NZ has soft bouncy hair whereas a lot of men have far coarser wiry hair like my father. Of course i hate most Chinese women for their beautiful straight hair!!
Our first port of call was the Bell and Drum tower via a slight detour. James had mentioned ...
... sure there wasn’t an emperor ghost hanging on to us! He's jealous that we still get to drink tea.
Our 3rd tourist trap was a jade factory. What I learned: real jade has the ***********e step below a diamond, you can tell it’s real by looking at it in the light and it looks marbled, or rubbing it on glass and it hurts the glass and not the jade. Also, there is always a lower price. We heard about some guy who got it for half the price ...
... library at the Pavilion of Literary Profundity had black tiles because black was associated with water, and thus fire-prevention. Similarly, the Crown Prince's residences have green tiles because green was associated with wood, and thus growth.. The sloping ridges of the roofs are decorated with a line of statuettes led by a man riding a phoenix and followed by an imperial dragon. The number of statuettes represents the status of the building – a minor ...