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... This was peaceful and at times a bit humorous with all of us taking pictures in front of the marble "guardians" ~ carved animals that protect the gardens and the former emperors. We then went to the Ming Tombs. This was an interesting site but to put it very bluntly ~ it is a large cemetery where a former emperor is buried with lots of buildings and other items built to honor the former emperor. The emperors are buried with jade, silks, ...
... fine :-) but it also seems that a lot of the bits in the dish are just there to increase the flavour of a small part but you shouldn't really eat it. One of our friends at the table did manage to persuade my friend that it was good luck to kiss the chicken head in the dish and if you didn't do it you were being disrespectful to the chef, and since this is China we double checked afterwards that it wasn't actually true... Well that's all for now :-) tune in again for next time ...
... of the reasons being the subtle tonal inflections that dramatically change the meaning of a word with the same spelling. In general, there are four different pronunciations and meanings for many words in Mandarin! The differences are even hard for us to hear, nevertheless speak!
We had a great 10 course tasting menu, with some nice Tempranillo from Spain. It is always a great blessing to spend 3 hours just enjoying each other’s company, and talking ...
Next stop was Beihai park, a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city. A huge park centered around a lake with boats to rent covered with weeping willows and arrays of flowers. Sara had a vision of reenacting the China movie at Disney (this will be a trend throughout the trip) and floating the afternoon away, however, with the mass number of boats on the water it wasn't as picturesque as she had imagined it. So we saved ...
... form of lemon tea all for about 3 CAD. I also tried McDonalds, which was rather interesting experience-wise, as pantomiming was needed and the wrong order showed up- still, it was rather cheap and meat is meat is meat, hopefully :P
I introduced a whole lot of the other interns to a game called cards against humanity. Its break out success in North America doesn't seem to have transferred itself to Australia/New Zealand. There is always ...