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... been extending out from the massive ramparts! Hence the Forbidden City already seem different as one can now imagine it lying within another gigantic defensive structure. Apparently, the millions of tourists who pass through "The City" should consider themselves very lucky to be able to do so, as many people during the "Cultural Revolution" wanted to tear down the Forbidden City, seeing it as a bad relic from the ...
... fireworks, kind of like our 4th of July. Needless to say I’ve been hearing distant booms and crackles all throughout the day and night. It’s obnoxious, but it’s one of those comforting sounds--comforting in knowing that it’s the time of year to be spent with family, people take a break from the stress of school and work, and the atmosphere is lively all around.
... to me by the world’s most Dutch flight attendant. All blond hair, teeth and guttural sounds. All that was missing was a pair of wooden shoes and a nice soft red light to frame her in the dawn glow of the cabin. (Sorry, I’m tired and jet lagged at this point)
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... full of promises that they could make something for me & have it delivered home by 5pm, showing me all sorts of photo's in magazines etc. & to be honest, as great as it sounded, it was quite overwhelming and what if I didn't like it? So guess what? Yes, back to Zara to buy the first thing I tried on.
The ball was 7-11pm although they stopped serving drinks & started packing up around 10.30 much to my disgust! So we went on to a great night club called ...
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Buying lunch on our own has usually turned into an adventure. Today was no exception. We went to an Indian restaurant (where they spoke Chinese) and ordered Tali. That should have been a quick order. We received, instead, two small salads, one German beer, and one sweet lassi. Forty minutes later, our food had not yet appeared. So, Shekar stopped a server and asked ...