Happy Home Hotel
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... perhaps the one part of Beijing that had virtually NO people that could speak English.
But we did make it, and managed to get out of the Metro at the Forbidden City - Tiananmen Square area, so took the required photos before walking to the Hotel in the night.
I should mention - the very next day, a Chinese separatist group staged a terrorist attack at almost exactly the same place as we had been standing. Three people drove a 4WD into ...
Walked around Purple Bamboo Park watching people doing tai chi and dancing. Had tea in a cafe and then went on a boat ride with a man punting the barge-type boat. Very peaceful and relaxing. We went to the Silk Market in the afternoon. We stopped at the Fairmont, Beijing for lunch first and had a lovely Caesar salad. I bought some Ugg boots with lots of 'muff' down the sides and Will bought some lovely light coloured ...
We went out to the Olympic Park. Very smoggy day, in complete contrast to yesterday. We walked around and saw the swimming pools and the Bird'sNest, then walked down towards the tennis centre. As it was further than we thought we hired a bean can, which we thought would take us down the park road, but to our surprise veered off and took us down 6 lanes of a ...
... is grace.
When you see a priest use a plastic insect splatter net to splat on a mosquito/fly on the sacred altar while mass is being conducted, you know that is China….. I mean, humor.
When you see toothless children in dirty, simple summer clothes smile and wave back at a stranger while riding their bicycles or grandpas holding their grandkids so that you can capture them ...
... Mother who was sitting next to her, sell her to potential life partners in the village? Will she ever be happy leading life as a simple village girl or will she go against the norm and move to the city to seek a different life?
Then, I saw a really strange sight where amidst single story, messy and dirty homes, 2 striking towers covered in gold color stood magnificently. It was hard not to miss it. I have reached my final destination, the Shrine of our Lady of Dong Lu.
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