Dongfang Gongxiao Hotel
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... 1400s, we learned that this palace is titled the “Forbidden” City because it was the Emperor’s Palace, and for about 500 years was forbidden for anyone who was not directly related to or did not work for the emperor. Subtle brag by Jackson: if you go back far enough in his genealogy, he is actually related to an emperor!
This land was huge: 7,800,000 sq. ft. of 980 buildings and 8707 rooms - that kind of huge. The architecture was ...
Today's the big parade. The hard-to-see English-language TV channel we found yesterday said there will be aircraft and weapons, bands and foreign dignitaries. Preparations were underway yesterday all around Tiananmen Square: barricades being set up and all the stores closed. Lots of soldiers and police, and people wearing "community volunteer" shirts. Getting around on foot is easy -- street signs are in English as well as Chinese, and our ...
... she said that you are supposed to leave a small piece of food on your plate to indicate that you had enough. I was raised to never waste food.
"Lebanese people find that rude if you don't finished." Natasha said.
Beside the confusion, Emi said, "I am basically your older sister." Then she turned to Natasha, "She is older sister number two. I am older sister number one."
That scene clearly shows how much I am the child while everyone else is the mature ...
... t spend a lot of time in the alleys, but we did visit Prince Gong's palace. According to my guidebook, Prince Gong was the last Qing emperor's father. He must have been important because the buildings, courtyards, gardens and lake occupy a huge area. I particularly loved one of the gardens with rocks, a large pond and trees, that I could imagine was very tranquil when there aren't numerous tourists trekking through ...
After breakfast we wandered back the Green Lake Park where we discovered that it covered a much more extensive area that we had assumed last night ( 21 ha). We wandered along willow-lined paths and along walkways where elderly musicians played and sung. Sections of the lake were covered with lotus flowers and other ...