Pangu Seven Star Hotel
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... cocoons with one worm can be spun using a machine and are used to make traditional silk like we are used to, but the cocoons with two worms have to be spun by hand and are used to make the filling for silk duvets. The man did his best to sell us a silk duvet with a cover and whilst it didn't result in a sale I now cannot wait to have my own bed again just so I can have a silk duvet, they are amazing!
Onwards to the next shop, this time a tea house and ...
... seen in China so far.
After our failure to enter Jinsheng park the previous evening, we headed in its direction once again, via the unashamedly touristy but infinitely entertaining 'Snack Street', off the main shopping drag in central Beijing. Stalls dished out a deliciously tacky array of gimmicky snacks – toffee-covered plums on sticks, coconuts, sweet barbecued meat and stinky tofu. Some stalls even sold skewers threaded with still-living scorpions, grub ...
... tourists. I found it difficult to adjust to the Chinese culture - the Chinese tourists have guides who use megaphones which are very loud - tourists are assertive and aggresive in getting the photos they want. As I said in one of my emails - I felt like I had gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson by the time the end of the day came - I was kicked, punched, shoved, elbowed and generally manhandled. Reticence is not a word in their vocabulary! This was ...
... fuego. A pesar de ellos, una monja y un monje se conocieron y decidieron que se casarían… al volver a sus templos los encontraron destruidos por agua y fuego. Sabiendo que habían cometido un serio error se abrazaron y murieron quemados, transformándose después en piedras.
Seguimos nuestro camino y encontramos el arroyo del que habla la leyenda que resulta que tiene su raíz en un manantial natural. Había leído que antes los grandes maestros del té subían a las montañas ...
Being the fact that it was a weekend I had to do something cultural. I decided to take a day trip to the Tanzhe Temple just outside Beijing. I took the subway to the end of the line, braved the harassment by drivers wanting to earn money by driving people (little dangerous, but not bad) and got on the local bus to the temple. The temple is the last stop on the bus (931) so I didn't have to worry about where to get off. I was also ...
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