Travel Blogs from Beijing
This is the last of four guest blog entries from my parents. Once again my comments are in brackets [like this]. We arrived safely in Beijing on Tuesday to begin the last part of our time together. We had a reservation at the Marriott Beijing West Hotel using Dad's points. After our wonderful experience in Shanghai we weren't quite sure what to …
... apart from going to some of the most stunning places in China (including Kunming, which is called the "city of eternal spring"), it focused on the ethnic minorities in China, which I know little about other than they are important to China. However, Cathy informed me that her family is planning on taking me to Dali and Lijiang. After learning this news I laughed out loud, simply because between Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang I would be repeating my entire Ethnic Minorities line! ...
... and see that every single building has a Chinese flag to signify ownership by the Chinese government. This seemed a bit awkward to us as this areas was European developed and themed, yet the Central Government emphasizes with flags and pride. Perhaps this is a hint of imperialistic aspirations? One can wonder at times… The skyline was spectacular. We took a little ferry across the river to Pudong, the financial ...
... kijken elkaar aan en denken beiden: "dit gaat een gezellige reis worden!!!". Allah/God moet ons gehoord hebben want wat blijkt, de vrouw zat in een verkeerde coupe en onze daadwerkelijke coupegenoten komen enkele minuten later binnen. Een jong Nederlands stel van ongeveer 30 jaar. Toevallig had ik ze een dag eerder al gezien tijdens een concert (van het nationaal drama theater van Mongolie) die we hadden bezocht in UB.
Ons geluk kan niet op! Ook zij ...
... to eat some Peking Duck at Quan Ju De. It's was sooo delicious! Ayi always orders too much when we eat out. We ate every bit of that duck, duck skin, duck meat, duck head, duck wings. We even drank duck broth and ate tiny little ducks made of bread.
When we finished eating as much as we could, we went home, and Dudu and I took silly pictures on the way. That night we went out to play basketball ...
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