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Travel Blogs from Beijing
This is definitely turning into a trip of firsts.
First champagne and Caviar (courtesy of the fantastic Dutch
national airline KLM, fly with them!)
First real Beijing Duck, First scorpion on a stick and first
Yes. Snake meat.
Perhaps naively I assumed the tasty looking uncooked meaty thing on a skewer was lamb
or something equally innocent. The fact it was flanked by a tray of centipedes,
locusts and ...
... to himself, his family, and everyone else (Mulan reference).
That incident was the second time Monica and I saw Chinese fighting in public. The first time was in Hou Hai on Tuesday when some guy yelled at another guy for hitting his motorcycle with his car.
Beside that, we walked around and saw amazing scenery. There was one guy playing the sousaphone. Another guy threw some Chinese yoyo in the air for others to see before he had to go back to work, ...
... the paths we're taking to our destinations. At least I can help out that much.
Actually, I've been able to contribute my skills to more than that, much to my delight. This morning, after a quick trip to the bank, we had a roundtable discussion of our adventures from yesterday. Then, after our first lunch at the Beida dining hall (which was pretty good, actually), we bought refreshing plum juice and took the subway to a ...
... have opted for small hand carved pieces. Armed with knowledge about jade, most folks are waiting for the opportunity to bargain on the streets with the jade vendors. We continue our drive to the Ming Tombs, a World Heritage site. The Ming Tombs are a royal burial ground in the mountains, developed by the 3rd emperor, Zhu Di, who is entombed in the Chang Tomb. Thirteen emperors are entombed in the area whose feng shui is excellent ...
... br> Immigration was also a bit of a surprise. They merely looked at our arrival cards, visas, and passport and handed them back – no comment and no eye contact. They did not check our bags or ask any questions about why we were here. We just walked into the country.
We drove up to the Great Wall this morning. Somehow, I had thought you park in a parking lot and walk out on the wall. ...