Nikko Jinglun Hotel
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... that we went to a silk museum where people bought Quilliws (Quilts & pillows). We then went to the Olympic Park and took pictures. Peking duck was next, and the duck was prepared right in front of our table. We have taken countless pictures so far! These street vendors are VERY persistent too! Rolex - $10.00!!! -AV & TR So that's our recap of the day! ...
... the back and gave us all forks! He did this with a huge smile on his face and all the food servers and students laughed of course. I'm ambivalent about receiving a fork - I felt I was being stereotyped as a non-Chinese but at the same time I sort of needed it. Give me a break, it was a long flight.
Anyway, this was the first day in Beijing, China. My next few entries will detail orientation week. I'll include many pictures next time too so stay tuned!
What can I say about the Forbidden City? It is impressive and huge and very crowded. And it was steamy hot. Catherine did a good job of telling us interesting stories about it, as well as of gauging how long the boys' interest would stretch. I can't imagine coming to Beijing and not seeing it, but to be honest the part that I will probably remember is all of us sitting in one of the small side courtyards, ...
... a phoenix (the empress), and a dragon (the emperor). There were a lot of gift shops in the palace, but out on the street, there were people cooking sweet potatoes, corn and chestnuts, as well as selling funny items. Some of the merchants were able to sneak into the palace to sell their goods, but we saw them get chased out by the police when we were leaving.
The day went ON AND ON! After this, we stopped at a tea house to see a traditional ...
... able, but they usually have the doors open and a gate up so you can lean over and see in. Then Daddy's audioguide decided to quit, and I wasn't paying €4 for a dud, so I harassed a guy at a desk until he got some woman to come down with a replacement. They were pretty cool, actually, because they're GPS activated (though you only hear each item once), and the blinking light means "you are here" and the lights that aren't on ...