Taoran Garden Hotel
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... one area you are supposed to be able to say a prayer or message and it is supposed to echo across the world and to the heavens. For lunch, we ate at Yoshinoya and I had a rice/chicken/radish dish. My treat of the day was a soft serve ice cream I ordered from an adjoining Dairy Queen which really helped me cool down from the hot weather. Once our bellies were full again, we headed into the attached Pearl Market. ...
... through X-ray before you go into the gated area of the subway.
Our first stop was the Temple of Heaven and the surrounding park area. Lots of people dancing and exercising. There were also a lot of schoolchildren in groups from their schools. The history and beauty of the place is amazing. We walked and walked ...
By 2:00 we were hungry so headed back to the ...
... 40 pence for a 6 minute conversation. So parents just so you know that cost us! :) Phone calls will have to be kept to a minimum or at least till we arrive at the cheaper south east asia countries.
We certainly threw ourselves into trekking today like old school travellers. We packed in a fair few sites. At the beginnning of the day we headed to Tiananmen Square. The quantity of sightseers is ...
... of the consulate district, eagerly anticipating the acquisition of our Kazakh visa which would enable our immediate departure from Beijing: the past six days spent in this city had been in waiting for this moment.
To our delight the same kindly figure of nondescript job title (in the same cheaply tailored polyester suit) immediately ushered us into the visa processing room, apparently bypassing the Chinese masses in the waiting room (we assumed, again, ...
... preferences ;-) )
What I'm sure is that China has a huge variety of people, I could see it while mingling with locals in the National Museum (free for everyone, and therefore attracting all the social classes). The 100% Luis Vuitton girl, walks close to the 100% fake Luis Vuitton guy, that walks close to the 100% low cost Chinese clothing guy. They should notice that there is a difference. And when looking at the people singing in the ...
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