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... pillars symbolize the seasons, the 12 in the next ring denote the months, and the 12 outer rings represent a day broken into 12 periods known as “watches.” No nails or cement were used in reconstructing the 125-foot-high Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Like the vault, the hall has large rectangular east and west annex buildings.
After exploring the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, I continued north and then east to the Long Corridor, a ...
... on the platform before heading back to the hostel for dinner and Rose and I went to bed. A drunken Rach hysterically came back in the early morning with a helium filled Hello Kitty balloon in tow for Rose- she is crack up!
Rose screamed out in the morning with the realisation that she might miss her flight back to England. Once again her alarm had failed leaving her with minutes to get a taxi in time to make her flight. We rallied around to reassure her and I ...
... a restaurant
So some restaurants here some sort of food safety grading system grade posted, it seems restaurants can score 'A', 'B' or 'C', with 'A' being the best and 'C' the worst. I don't know why some restaurants have this posted and some don't. The majority of restaurants I've visited have scored a 'B', with McDonalds and KFC leading the pack with 'A's.
Fast food is pretty much the same as in Canada, except the menus ...
... you only are served lean meat and it was the best Peking Duck I've ever had. Reggie enjoyed decorating his pancake and pretended he was a fancy chef. For dessert they provided free strawberries (not so yummy) and these dandelion cotton candy (yummy and fun to take photos with). They were a bit stingy on the wine pour but the Duck and cotton candy made up for it. Great end to our last night and a soft bed waiting for ...
... the Flavours Sauce Duck"), but (helpfully) was also full of pictures. We ordered some fried eggplant with beans, in a starchy soy-based sauce (tasty, but a bit starchy). Also, a dish of fried cabbage, with minced pork, chilies, and glass noodles, served on a sizzle-platter atop a crispy omelet. (Best dish of lunch, for sure.) Also, we got a dish described on the menu as "Cowboy Pork Nuggets with Pepper"… o_O Fried pork cubes were served ...
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