Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the ancient threshold of the Meridian Gate. We meandered through courtyards and walked with eyes wide over cobbled parade grounds, admiring the painted facades and carved roof ridges. Stunning architecture and evocative imagery blotted out the tumult of tourists. We spent several great hours inside The City and left via the Gate of the Divine Warrior to the north. Hopefully, we can go back and explore some more. Beijing Zoo was a different ...
... to see Tian'namen Square in the centre of the city, this is a very large square in front of a grand building set high up almost on a pedestal, this is very famous in Beijing from the 1989 student-lead demonstrations that took place. This resulted in a military attack to take control, opening fire on thousands of innocent protesters, this became known as the Tian'anmen Square Massacre. The Chinese government have prohibited all forms of discussion or remembrance of this event, ...
... you could not see further than a kilometer into the distance. I could taste it, it was so thick and heavy in the air. I get through it knowing that the lungs are a fantastic pair (or triplet, really) of self-cleaning organs which, given the chance back home, will do so.
Previous travelers to China had warned me about the smoking. Spitting and smoking. The spitting has been barely noticeable since I had prepared myself for another Indian experience. ...
... Hubei are both north of Henan and Hunan, respectively. Cool, huh?
As we approached Lujiazui, the sky kept getting darker and darker. We walked along the roundabout above the street and took a few good pictures of all the magnificent towers just before the rain shower hit, and we had to take cover. Luckily, KC brought along her umbrella, originally for shade from the sun, but now for shielding from the rain.
The driver took us to ...
... duck, and the events of the dinner were just as enjoyable as the meal itself. This was the first time I had been out with only Chinese people, and thus my first chance to see how Chinese people my age really acted in their own element. It was probably the most fun I have had at a dinner in China. Every once in a while the students would do rituals like toast to their teacher (who was also there), toast to each other, and other random stuff like that. ...
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