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... li> Dynasties-
Are they similar to monarchy? Yes
Ruling Family most often created by the General of the winning army taking power.
Dynasties are not named after families- but are chosen by the victors.
As a whole the majority of China was peaceful not a lot of warring.
Major martial arts that came out of china- Kung Fu
We then run to have lunch- our tour is a little out ...
This morning we had a more leisurely (8am) start to the day, aiming for a slow pace relaxing day after yesterday's madness. Naturally, it didn't quite turn out that way. We set out for the Summer Palace, barely even noticing the old Chinese men that constantly 'phlegmy-spit' on the street as we felt settled in to Beijing life. The summer palace was on the other side of the city, but was absolutely worth the trip. The old emperors' buildings surrounded by rocks and trees ...
... Embassy area, as well as the neighborhood of single family homes where the senior government ministers live (homes here start at $30 million US — but of course, they are just servants of the people…), together with some additional higher end shopping streets. Just before lunch, we visit the Beijing Urban Planning Center, which has awesome scale models of the city, which are updated once a year to include all of the new buildings. This model ...
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An old Chinese man sat next to me on the flight, and even though he spoke no English and I was too shy to speak my Chinese, we had conversations without using any words at all. Sound effects, gestures, and laughs were key. The old man stared a lot, paying close attention to everything I did. I think he even took a picture of me while I was sleeping. I was warned that I would be under a lot of scrutiny because I am ...
... National Aquatics Center or the Cube.
August 23nd 2012
The day was fully dedicated to Badaling Greatwall. It was been confused to decide, what's better between Badaling, Simatai, Jingshan, or Mutianyu. Since I don't have enough time to explore and also money in my pocket.
It was quiet easy to reach the Badaling. There are several alternative to reach the place, by train or bus. I've tried the train but I got ...