Joycity Hotel & Apartment
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... was just around the corner of the Drum and Bell towers, old towers where the drums and bells for the Forbidden City were kept. They are both really beautiful, although the Bell tower really caught my attention (mostly because it didn’t have the typical red and yellow look).
Up next was the Temple of Heaven park. Every year, the Chinese emperors would come here to perform ceremonies for a good harvest and good fortune. The temple of heaven park is really beautiful, ...
... a ravine or on a flatter piece of land, because as you step out of the bus it felt as if you were amongst the clouds. Then again, maybe because it was slightly overcast that day and what we were feeling was a gentle drizzle. I was a bit bummed that it wasn't sunny - I wanted to really get some fantastic photos. It wouldn't take long for me to be happy it wasn't - but more on that in a bit. After making our way through the usual vendors hawking ponchos & phrase books, we made ...
... br> At night I ventured out to a little market area near my hotel, nearly getting hit by 20 or so scooters. The horn is definitely used more than the brake in China. It is always so interesting to get even a small glimpse into the lives of people of another culture. Since this was not a 'touristy' area I was literally the only Caucasian person around, which I quite liked. I had great fun exploring, people watching and checking out local shops, bars ...
... it as their summer escape from the heat of the city. It was much as we remembered from our visit back in 1999, but this time, we took a boat ride back from the far reaches of the garden.
We then had a wonderful Beijing duck lunch. Everyone enjoyed all of the dishes that our wonderful guide, Charlotte, chose for us. We went next door to a silk shop that gave a demonstration of the entire process of silk making that ...
... it down each time he spoke in the hopes that the waitress might understand him. It didn't appear to be working.
Only after leaving the restaurant without leaving a tip (you don't tip in China -- a custom that one of my friends offered up as an explanation for the waitress's sourness: "If she's not getting paid by us there's no incentive for her to be nice."), we were able to figure out what we'd done wrong. It wasn't that we hadn't been able ...