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... and it's colorful gardens, as well as the Gate of China, which leads to the Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City is something to see you go to Beijing. It's impossible to see everything in just one day as it's huge. After going through three gates, you find yourself in what hsed to be the imperial palace. It has housed many emperors, and took one million people 14 years to build. There are 9999.5 rooms in all! ( God, or whoever their God ...
... This time the teachers bought a few things guided by the expert bargaining power of the students! Another impressive meal for dinner - this time we enjoyed lots of vegetable, meat, noodle and rice dishes and shared jokes around the table. Then to the evening highlight - a Kung Fu show! The students were awed by a display of martial arts, dance and acrobatics. Back to the hotel to catch up on some rest! Please visit this entry later for ...
... was the phrase "Let's have us a Dawn Cap".
Anyways, I'm chatting away with this Captain from Mega Maldives, Tom. He commutes to Calgary. 6 weeks on 2 weeks off. His kids are grown up and out of the house, and he has been doing this for about 4 years. He has made some great money but is looking for a way back home permanently. When I told him about the Hainan contract 2 on 2 off, Hainan gets us to/from Beijing on our days on at no cost (he has to get his own way ...
... we've both stayed in dorms together in Russia so why wouldn't we stay in dorms in Beijing? Because we're a pair of old *******s that's why.
We checked into our 8 bed dorm, with no en-suite and within 60 seconds the body odour of some worthless peasant was already offending our sensitive nasal passages. The dorm was crowded, smelly and people were still in bed gone 10am, philistines! The ...
... me. Then I found out our tour does the hardest of the three sections you can do as tourists, so that explains a lot! Oh well, least it was one hell of a workout! We met a guy, Jesse, from England that was in our tour group and he walked with us. (We have meet a lot of English, so maybe they're the only ones who really like Americans or there is just a lot of them traveling...who ...