Kending Hotel Nanjing Changfu Street
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... of ships
of enormous dimensions carrying a crew as large as 28,000 and great
amounts of treasures. The purpose of the voyages were to project Chinese
power and wealth to the outside world, as well as to establish imperial
control over the maritime ...
... was. Cute spot done up like a bistro with a metal staircase. On the staircase they had the classic "caution; steps" sign. And in the bathroom a "say no to drugs" sign in the urinal. After lunch we took the bus to the 1912 District (the year the lady dynasty ended) a restaurant and shop area all in gray brick with outdoor seating. We went from there to Purple Mountain via the subway. Purple Mountain has hiking trails and ...
... drinking competitions amongst the young fathers, a
version of apple bobbing to try and get the young couples to kiss, and
trying to predict the baby's future by seeing which item he would grab
from a selection laid out on the floor. Good friends and happy times
have no cultural or language ...
... stringed instruments whose names are not in my vocabulary. They were very well organised with interpreters, tutors and resources and gifts.
Our guide/ interpreter filled in the remainder of our days with a visit to a treasure ship replica in a park. The original ship was used by Zheng He for seven voyages to Muslim countries including Africa. The park was good too. But better was our stroll through a small market and watching all the locals ...
... naked bound women and scenes of the most terrible brutality was difficult. Now let me put this in context. When we go to any war museum or memorial we expect a detailed description of what has happened, remembrance and detail of the events, vilification of the enemy with their contrite acknowledgement of the events by previous leaders and possibly a dose of respect and reflection mixed into it all. It is mature and balanced. Undoubtedly the Japanese perpetrated ...