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So yesterday morning I gave exploring I Pingyao another shot since the free entry to all sites had ended. The icy was way less crowded and it gave me a great opportunity to actually go into a few of the sites. I started at Pingyao's first bank, which was a very nice little museum in a courtyard house that was once a dye factory (I think) before becoming a bank. As in all the museums I went to afterwards, this museum was fun not only for its content but also for the ...
... extra few winks of sleep, and food in their bellies, the
girls and Dr. Zara find their wind again for the beginning of a fresh new week,
promised to be filled with exciting new learning experiences.
The first appointment of the day was to be the
traditional flag raising ceremony, religiously performed at the beginning of
every school week, followed by outdoor Kung Fu sessions. However due to the air
pollution raised at higher ...
... ceremonies, athletics, and football finals of the games. The stadium has room for 91000 spectators, but the capacity was reduced to 80000 after the Olympics. The Beijing national aquatics centre or the water cube hosted the swimming, diving and synchronised swimming events. It has a capacity of 17000 spectators, however was reduced to 6000 after the Olympics. Then back on the bus to go for our bicycle ride through ...
... with yet another statue. For both, photos were not allowed (I think for fear of flash damages [religious reasons too?]). The entire area was gorgeous and I kept heading down with a great look on the giant lake and the tiny island. When I reached the bottom, I decided to take a look at the western portion of this palace and found a few other interesting buildings, but nothing worth specifically mentioning.
I went to the foot of the hill and paid about ...
... boys usurp his position in the queue, I decide I will. I think I may have knocked one of the kids down in my mad rush forward but I'm in too much of a rush to care oeven look back. The passport control desk is tall so I can't see the woman's computer, or even if she has a computer, but the length of time it takes to get my exit stamp suggests her system is just as modern as that at the check-in counters. Despite being the only aircraft at ...