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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... that had whip cream with cherries, kiwi, strawberry and a big leaf made out of white chocolate. It was so rich and delicious and perfect with the fruit. After we made it back to campus, a small group of us went to a park on campus and spent some time lying in the sun sketching, reading, and listening to music. Today was the first nice and not really hot day we've had in a long time so it was really nice to go outside and enjoy the 82 degree ...
... we have had. Started with some cold appetizers - two salads, one I would recognize and one I had no idea what was in it (greens and some other things) but delicious, some cold meat, some pickled radish, then a nice spinach soup, rice, several different dishes (chicken, beef, pork all with vegetables,) plus some just vegetable dishes, and then the duck with the pancakes and fixings. Yummy!
Then off to the hotel to pack our suitcases, which ...
The day began as they all do with an early morning qigong session. I am starting to get the hang of some of the simpler arrangements of moves now, my current favourite being the grounding sequence which roots you to the earth and protects you with qi energy; it's just such a lovely way to begin the day.
Breakfast was the usual jamboree of Eli telling us all about the sights we were about to see and Elizabeth interrupting him whenever he paused for breath with ...
Today is Memorial Day in China. It is a day off where the Chinese burn incense and paper money to pay respect to their ancestors. Traffic is particularly heavy today because of the holiday and it is cold and raining.
Our trip to The Great Wall is about 45 miles from our hotel and took about two hours to get there. There were originally seven kingdoms in China and each built their ...
... one to dig and two
to watch him.
When I’m not eating or sightseeing, I usually find myself
using the subway system of which I am now king; pushing the more insignificant,
weaker passengers out of the way and using my superior height and frame to
force my way to where I want to be. They started this game and I’m sure as hell
going to finish it.
My night was spent making new friends and drinking copious
amounts of ...