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... fabulous and would be a fantastic place to stay if you are rich and famous! We had a nice afternoon tea, with a couple of sandwiches and a good cake selection.
We then made our way to the Liyuan Theatre for a Peking Opera show. This is inside a hotel and is a tourist attraction. You can get there early and watch the actors make themselves up and get into costume. We saw two plays. One was ...
... a pass for the year that gets you in to a bunch of these places around Beijing. So what the senior citizens do is spend their days in these parks. But they're not just moseying around. They exercise both their minds and bodies. People lined the little terraced walk ways playing chinese checkers and card games. There's traditional music everywhere and I found myself watching a group of people do this elaborate Kung Fu type dance with massive fans to my right, old men ...
... how to score free drinks from said lad...I think I’ve hit a new low...but nevermind! It was a great night! And I love you, Bridger! The skills I developed that night will surely bring about more glorious nights...at Kai, naturally ;)
Oh, and Thomas never made it out...but we had a very erm, nice first meeting when I got back to the hostel the next morning didn’t we? ...
... for the military and foreigners are not allowed into the complex.
The next day it was off to see the hutongs. We decided to catch a bus to some that were marked on the map. It turned out to be a good choice as we followed the tourist street for awhile and then headed down a side street. This was heaps better than following the tourist trail. We found some people going about their daily life not preparing for the tourist influx.
We had breakfast ...
... to Chinese lore, there are said to be 9 layers to the sky thus the emperor, god-like as he/she was, needed to mimic the system. The myth goes on that the Forbidden City was built to contain 9,999.5 rooms, .5 less than 10,000 being deferential to the gods (missed the full explanation there). The kids had a terrific time taking a bazillion pictures and videos. They even seemed to pick up some of Peter's amazing historical commentary. It is fun to watch how they move in and ...