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Ed booked us a 12-day tour of China, stopping in Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. A private tour, five-star hotels—Ed's ideal method of travel.
I'll admit it was nice to sleep in a Western hotel at the end of the day, and the prices did not give me heart burn.
China is really different. Our …
... so I didn't need the extra warmth, and I luckily didn't fall over, so I didn't need the protection. One definite good thing about the snow being entirely man-made, is that it is perfect coverage everywhere. There are no icy bits, no grassy patches and no sections of waist-high powder snow.
I also loved seeing the sunset over the snowy mountains. I don't know what it is about snow, but it makes everything look infinitely more beautiful. It covers all ...
... now realised that the Chinese government is based there and so now it makes sense as to why protesters would go there. The flag raising ceremony happens every day at sunrise, so we got there at 4:50. I couldn't believe how many people where there to watch it, must have been thousands. At 5:10 the flag went up and that was it. The forbidden city and temple of heaven were really interesting to go see and very beautiful but I think I would have appreciated it ...
... getting very scared and very worried about how many other "friends" might start popping up out of their houses. I later tried telling Bret not to be upset because it was just money and that we were both safe and unharmed and that's all that mattered. I ate my own words when Bret threw them back at me not even 30 minutes later when I said I was upset that I was now poor.
After the whole ordeal, we did go ahead to see the Forbidden City but I'll be honest, ...
... Jingshan park, a man-made hill constructed from the debris dug out of the Forbidden Palace's huge moat. We arrived at the entrance a handful of minutes too late to catch the night-time vista across the city, and vowed to return the following evening. Instead, a massive pizza and similarly gargantuan salad was the evening's activity, at an ex-pat restaurant that Martin had sometimes visited when he felt homesick. Our conversation rambled through the years since we last met, and the pizza ...
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