Somerset Zhongguancun Beijing
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... is PRICELESS!!!
I am now heading for the nearest train station, 1400m away, every step is getting heavier with the midday sun. I need to rush for the airport. The train system isn't too bad, but reading characters is a bit of an issue. I am in overhaul mode and hope to make the flight for my next adventure... but not too soon... security here is tight. My carry-on bag has passed through many airport securities just ...
... on every streetlamp. Big Brother is watching.
As we made our way across the square towards the south gate of the Forbidden City, a unique phenomenon dawned upon everyone in our group: we were definitely a minority. So much so that we were often being stared at. In some cases, we were even being video-taped and photographed. Odd to say the least, but for many Chinese people, we were the first "foreigners" many of them have ever seen. Moreover, ...
... trip and not being a big jewelry person and not truly understanding how much good jade cost, I just wasn't ready to commit to such a significant purchase today. Sandy bought a lovely necklace in jade and gold for herself.
The Summer Palace was lovely. My favorite for non-people "scenery" so far. Surrounded by a lake with more amazing textures. Prior to entering we had our first "close call" with possible use of a ...
... was our itinerary: Pick up at your hotel between 7:20am and 8:30am. First head to Tian'anmen Square. Tiananmen Square is the heart and symbol of Beijing and the biggest square in the
world. We then drive to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Visit the Forbidden
City along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours. ...
... re Americans, because look around. They've got to be used to us by now."
I glanced around the restaurant and saw what he meant: of the couple dozen or so table spaced about the open hall, maybe only two thirds were occupied by Chinese patrons. The rest were filled with an assortment of foreigners, most of whom didn't seem to be able to speak a word of Chinese to save their lives. One particular American kept loudly repeating his order in ...