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Travel Blogs from Beijing
I woke up in the morning feelig a bit better, although I still didn’t really found
back my appetite!
I took a shower, ate a pommegranate I bought on the street and left for my
second day. I was initially planning on going to the muslim quarter of town,
but at the end I ended up visiting the Lama temple complex and the Confucius
temple in the east part of town. It reminded me a lot to the temples I saw in Haoi,
... were praying so Sheryl and I were wary of offending anyone. Afterwards we walked through some hutongs in the area and found some very trendy/hipster boutiques and cafes. We're talking juggling stores, fixed gear bike stores, boutique candy etc. but it was neat! After an overpriced coffee at a trendy treehouse cafe, we headed home. We were worn out and eager for the next day's GREAT ...
... Sandle Wood tree the size of one of the USA's Giant Redwoods.It towers above you, gilded, serene, while people pray and make offerings. I was very proud of the kids. They behaved as they would in any of our churches at home, very respectful of a religion that is foreign to most westerners.
From their we visited the silk factory, learned how silk comforters were made from worm to cocoon to ...
... barge through, throw your money at the attendant and grab the ticket that he begrudgingly thrusts at you. Give a gentle prod to anyone who is moving too slowly. Drive forward with all the impolitness of a brute. Because, they will do it to you.
After this horrific ordeal of the dirty little sweatboxes that are public transportation, I found myself comfortably arriving at my hostel where the staff are friendly, helpful and damn good people. And the bar ...
... Wall”. Everyone knows it is the Great Wall OF China). To have the privilege of walking beside or on this massive structure, you can just begin to understand the labor that went into it. You start to imagine the extraordinary effort that went into making each brick, to carry them and the massive cut stones from the valleys in which they were made onto the impossibly steep ridges. You envision the incredible toll that building this wall must ...
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