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... 980 buildings with a floor space of 1,614,600 square feet. Versailles, by comparison, is half that size. The Kremlin, built mostly in the latter part of the same century, covers 68 acres compared to the Forbidden City's 178.
When Zhu Di finished the palace in February 1421, he threw a little party. To fill out the guest tables, his navy sailed to retrieve the leaders of Africa, Iraq, Persia, Korea, India, Malaysia, Ceylon, and most of Asia, ...
... for customs, Passports and sniffer dogs. The Mongolians seemed a lot more friendly.
Managed to sneak to a shop and stock up before the border with Cereal and Milk and a bottle of Vodka. I had to !. Once we were at the Mongolian check point the Vodka opened up and that was it. The rest is a Blur.
Vodka with apple juice in the heat on a train is not a good idea.
We went for a ...
... it was a chance to gain wealth and power for you and your family. However, it was also the ultimate game of russian roulette. In China, becoming a eunuch means they take off not only the supporting cast, but also the entire member! They estimate that 90% of the candidates died on the cutting table from blood loss — very appalling and scary. Potential eunuchs came from three sources: 1) poor families who sold children at around 3 years of age; 2) prisoners ...
... with some TBC people and Chinese roommates both to the Westernized bar near campus. That night out just showed me again how wonderful the roommates are. Our Chinese friends taught us how to play dice, a Chinese drinking game, which was super fun. I mostly drank Tsingdao, the ultimate beer in China, because anything that is not opened in front of you is often watered down, usually not even with water. Formaldehyde seems to be popular.
We've done a lot more ...
... year) and had drinks at a pub called beer mania *see photos*.
On our fourth day in Beijing we visited the Lama Temple *see photos* where we were lucky to experience prayer sessions, saw a Buddha the size of the entire building carved out of one tree trunk (it actually won a world record, too!). We spent the afternoon in the knock off market and tempted ourselves with good deals.
The fifth day in Beijing was our last. We spent the morning ...