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... many dishes served family style on a lazy Susan. Then off we went to see a Chinese opera. Our first clue of what we were in for should have been when our tour guide left the theater. The costumes were beautiful but the opera consisted of screeching and discordant music. I kept waiting for my ears to bleed from a ruptured eardrum! It is something every one should experience once, if only to share my pain.
Time to head up to the room to rest up for tomorrow. The wifi is only in the ...
... we were able to watch the chefs cut and prepare the duck right in front of us. The presentation was splendid. In one of the videos you can watch how to properly prepare a "duck pancake" using a crepe-style pastry along with other garnishes.
Phew - what a first day! It's still surreal that I'm actually here in China. A country so steeped in cultural differences; a dynamic history with centuries of stories to discover.
I wonder what's in store ...
... came accross the hill - we didn't get to see them though - but the sound was amazing!
Summer Palace was quite amazing too - a fair climb up and a good view of the lake. the pagoda was impressive. We went down to the large lake, took a boat ride to the 7 arch bridge, then walked back and climbed the hill again - getting back to our startng place.
... forget. A mix of car exhaust, spicy food... and questionable other smells. Every once in a while, however, you hit a patch while walking that has a very distinct, disgusting smell... It is pretty repulsive. Also--people still smoke indoors in most places. We joke about how we are all going to come home and our families will think we turned into smokers based on the lingering smell that will probably be on all of our ...
... 8:52: I board the line 10 train towards Bagou. And by "board" I mean I squish and squirm my way onto a train which probably surpassed it's passenger limit 200 people ago. I throw my backpack and gym back on the ground in front of my feet. With this many people around, someone could easily snatch something out of my backpack if they tried hard enough. Besides, even were I not one of the tallest people around at any given moment here, I would still easily stand out in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center