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The end of our time in Beijing came very quickly. On Monday, Tim, David, Sally, Lorren, and I decided to go out again. It was our last full day in Beijing. We made our way to the Silk Market. The Silk Market is 7 floors of haggling, cheapskates, and everything in between. The vendors, just like every place in China, tell you what you should buy as you walk by. But these vendors, unlike others, can yell at you in different languages. They smell your nationality as you ...
... food. Real Chinese food is spicier, "soupier", and more often than not "wetter" (in a way) too.
Going to this restaurant, aside from making my mouth water, was also one of my first lessons in actual Chinese culture. When we all sat down at the table, a few menus were passed around. We were told by our language instructor, the same small, loud woman who had brought us around campus the day before, that we could each order one dish, so long as it was under a ...
... expected also to see some of the desert, but apparently the line runs
more to the east of the desert. Ah well we've seen enough desert in
Somewhere between the border towns of
Zamiin Uud (Mongolia) and Erenhot (China) our train needed a fresh
set of wheels; the railway track in China is a bit narrower then the
one used in Russia/Mongolia. To do this they drive the whole train in
parts in a hangar and lift the ...
... en Sanlitun, abrí mi bolsa para llamar a las chicas y preguntar por donde estaban y ví que tenía 3 llamadas perdidas y 1 mensajito de texto nuevo. Allí fue cuando me di cuenta que nunca le quité el vibrador al teléfono después de la clase. Las llamadas eran de Amanda y Sabrina, y el mensajito de ellas también diciendo que ya no iban a ir a Sanlitun pero que íbamos a salir más noche.
El día estaba bastante fresco, ya estaba allí, así que decidí pasear un rato ...
... a nice change from the hustle and bustle of tourists. She found it very peaceful and snapped alot of photos.
At a reasonable time we met up and headed over to the Forbidden City.
The city was the home to the Emperor, his family, his concubines & his servants. It also served as the location to consult with senior political ministers and to receive visiting foreign emissaries. Each of these functions was housed in ...