Beijing Century Towers
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... tears and your pain, wanting to take it all away if I could. My heart breaks for my students who need me to be their interpreter and having other people say racist comments to me such as "Why isn't their English good enough to talk with me?" "Why don't they speak English?" "If they're coming to live in our country, they should be better at speaking English!" "If they can't speak English, then why are they even here?" My heart breaks for the students who love learning English but ...
... the queue and pass through quite quickly.
The weather forecast had been for rain and we had a few spots as we were walking to the square. However, the skies cleared during the morning and it turned into a lovely sunny day.
We spent some time looking at the surrounding buildings, including the Great Hall of the People and Mao's mausoleum - a long queue quickly built up ...
... of the city, including the Olympic Bird's Nest and Water Cube. No small feet considering the Forbidden City was built in the 1400s. We had a great lunch (green beans were awesome) and then went on a Hutong tour. Seeing the changes in the area was memorable. Things are cleaner and modernised . The Olympics have really picked up this city. The a Temple of Heaven was neat and we ended the afternoon in ...
Yesterday was a great learning experience all around. I started my day joining the three industry professionals and Benson for a tour of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden city is the inner ring of Beijing and is where the Royal Family lived. It was called Forbidden City because normal citizens were not permitted to go inside the palace gates. We walked the square and then headed for the City, only to find out that the Forbidden City was closed and we couldn't go ...
... there was an absolutely incredible Buddha, carved in 1694 from a 600 year old solid piece of sandalwood; it was 26 meters high and 7 meters wide, with a copper plated finish. It was absolutely incredible to see, the Buddha was carved first, and then the temple was built around it.
We then made our way to the Beijing Zoo, were we visited the Panda house. A trip to China just would not be complete without the adorable Panda’s. ...