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... eating together and enjoying each other's company. It was also really nice to catch up with Sammy and Rebecca again, and find out that Sammy has another 10-month-old child, when I had no idea she was even pregnant!
I snuck out to pay for dinner secretly, and everyone got a surprise when the bill was called!
We met Pia at the hotel afterwards, where she gave Natalie and I presents to take home, and some tea to deliver to another friend she has in Melbourne.
... nothing to be anxious about; the flight was great, although Leah and I had the most middle seats you can have on this type of aircraft. It was a long flight, 3 hours, but it went by quickly, and before I knew it, we were getting on another bus and heading to dinner.
We added a third guide in Chengdu, Bobby. Bobby has lived in Chengdu all of his life, and clearly loves his city. He told us there are three things that Chengdu is famous for - spicy food ...
... s phrase ‘the smell offended my nostrils’.
We finally arrived at our hotel and its just right for what we need, close to Wangfujing (known for it’s open street food) and Tiananmen Square.
We decided to go for a walk and come back before it gets dark, as we are both extremely shattered…. so this was a good option.
We took a walk up to Wangfujing market place and I instantly said we should walk down the street ...
... of the weather. I'd hate to see it in summer. We found a few cool shops. One of them was called Vampire in Beijing. Looking in the storefront, you'll see a large sliding door refrigerator filled with what look like blood bags of varying substances. There are things like Alien Goo, Vampire Blood, Brains for Zombies, and others. They're all different drinks with a horror theme. The shop itself was filled with curios and nick-knacks. There were ...
... us dubbed Chinese Bacon - salty, fatty, crispy and absolutely delicious. Of course, there was the ubiquitous beer drinking that we've encountered thus far.
After a fantastic lunch, we travel on to the Temple of Heaven: Here is where the Emperor would offer sacrifices and pray for a good harvest every year. The temple proper is circular with a blue roof, the only classical building I've seen thus far of the sort.