Dongjiao State Guesthouse Nanjing
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... of ships
of enormous dimensions carrying a crew as large as 28,000 and great
amounts of treasures. The purpose of the voyages were to project Chinese
power and wealth to the outside world, as well as to establish imperial
control over the maritime ...
... to Xuanwu Lake and part of the old city wall. Xuanwu Lake Park has plenty of gardens and pavilions scattered along its perimeter as well as a few food stands and places to rent duck boats. We just walked part of the lake and admired the city wall before going in search of lunch. We ended up at Pissa Pizza, a little Italian place. I forgot how much cheaper food usually is outside of Shanghai! They had decent pizza and a great salad. ...
The 100 Day Celebration is a big milestone day in China and we felt
privileged to be invited to join in the celebrations for our friends,
Thomas and Misa's son, Zhang Mo. Lots of fun watching the festivities which
included a huge meal,a packet of cigarettes for every guest(!), lots of
... the street with their decks of cards. Our second tourist experience was the city wall which dates back to the Ming dynasty (the last of the feudal dynasties to rule from Nanjing) - our main focus was the Zhong Hoa gate. The wall is vey thick and 35 kms in length. It was used to attract intruders who found themselves trapped between lowered gates and victims of hot oil treatment and other atrocities.
Food here hasn't been too bad either. Today's ...
... to see some awesome countryside. You'll see from the pictures we got a chance to see farming particularly rice paddies, lotus root patches, fish farms and water chestnut farms. Loads of small holdings and people in stereotypical straw circular hats tending to their crops/land/animals. In addition to 'countryside China' (where the government is a little less relaxed about the 1 child policy and they get mortgage assistance from Beijing directly as a ...