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... 1,148 feet long) full of seniors playing cards, chatting, and engaged in other activities such as knitting. The corridor was lit up with lanterns on the day before sacrificial ceremonies and all of the offerings including jade, silk, grains, and fruit were transported along the corridor to the hall.
Next I headed west through the Rose Garden to the Fasting Palace, which I did not enter as it requires a special 10-yuan ($1.60) ticket – and I ...
... to reception to book a taxi. Rose soon followed with all her belongings and the loopiest taxi driver arrived. The hostel receptionist basically told him to step on it and he muttered something in Chinese but with a smile! Just as she was about to leave another car crashed in to a parked vehicle just in front of them. The taxi driver ran out of his car and ushered them to move to the side of the road, before running back to the car and zooming off. We waved goodbye and ...
... rice and corn. Luckily for me, all of these places also have menus at every counter with pictures, so I can just point to what I want. However, dining in a sit-down restaurant is a little different.
This is the procedure for eating at a restaurant in Beijing:
- Enter establishment. A nearby waiter or waitress (called 'fuwuyuan') waves in the general direction of where you should sit.
- Sit down. Fuwuyuan comes by to give ...
Well here we are, Beijing one of the mosts busiest places in the world!
Day 4, here we are ready and packed for Beijing!!!! Today this going to be one of the most boring but sad days, because we are leaving Hong Kong and we are going to be flying to Beijing on a plane with no tv for about 3 hours :( As we left the ariport ( in Beijing ) I said to mum "I already miss ...
... diced straw mushrooms and whole garlic, with a black pepper sauce. Tasty!
We headed out again to do some shopping for the Great Wall. The tour we booked involved a long hike up to a section of ruined and unrepaired wall, a hike along the top of said wall, which eventually connects to a rebuilt section for the last half of the tour. Shannon had running shoes, but with minimal tread and no pants suitable for hiking (when we left for the trip, ...
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