Gongda Jianguo Grand Hotel
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... as best I could. One of the calligraphers wanted to show that he could write where I came from and wrote London, England in beautiful script. He thrust the brush into my hand and sadly all I could add to it was a winking smily face which, indeed, made him smile. Dancing ranged from rock and roll and solemn tai-chi, to the cultural dances of some of the minority ethnic groups of China. Surprisingly for a communist country, difference was being celebrated rather ...
... quite a bit of inter-country tourism. Being such a homogenous nation, many Chinese citizens have never seen a person from another race. They stare at all of us, and some practice their tentative English, braving a "Hello!" But the children are especially unique. They are so very fascinated and want to have pictures taken with these celebrities so they can show their family back home. Sophia and Max were very ...
... by the English translation. However, in some cases there are only characters and so for the untrained eye it can be confusing. I'll be honest, even with the English translation, the names can still be confusing because they all look the same (Xueyuan Rd. vs. Xueqing Rd. vs. Xiaoyuehe Rd.). I am very thankful for the little English there is around Beijing as I actually expected there to be none at all.
For the meal, we were taken to a restaurant specializing ...
... Originally planned to be 9 stories it was changed to a Buddhist tower at the 8th octagonal story and is 40m high. It has 4 eaves. The view over the lake and Beijing was amazing. Massive ironwood pillars held the tower and inside we saw the statue of Kwanyin Buddha (loads of hands) which (even though asked not to) everyone took photos of. We could have bought incense just inside to offer to Buddha. Past the prayer wheel, then through another glazed archway (Fo Xiang Jie) ...
... a foreigner. One old man was really over the moon, first he pretended to film something behind me, then he followed me with the camera, and I did him the favour of waving at him. The whole group was delighted :)
- Chinese girls saying Marcos is romantic as he is taking me on this trip
- Amazing dinner again in "our" restaurant ob the second floor.
Tiredness is kicking in, so now we are off to bed and hopefully sleep!