Travel Blogs from Shenyang
... br> The second largest imperial palace only next to the
former Imperial Palace in Beijing, Shenyang Imperial Palace is by itself
a grand architectural conglomeration of halls, pavilions, towers and
temples with carved beams and painted columns architectural styles of
the Mongolian, Han and Manchu nationalities. The Zhaoling (or Northern
Mausoleum) is the cemetery of Huangtaiji and ...
... were lots of antiques, and "stuff"! I didn't buy anything there! We stopped at a KFC for coffee on the way there, and decided to get some breakfast. We tried to order an egg sandwich, but we think they said they were "out" of them?? So we ordered a plain egg. It came in a little plastic bag.
Saturday evening we had a Chinese couple over for dinner. They work with Jason at Langston. We had a good time teaching them a card game. ...
Quite a straightforward morning, we had some breakfast and left emei Shan to go to leshan to see the big Buddha, which is basically carved into a cliff side and stands at 72metres tall. I was the 'celebrity' this time.. As I stood looking at the Buddha I noticed this girl edging very close to me and gettin her photo taken then she attempted it again so I moved sideways and she followed me! We walked down steps to the bottom of ...
... a knitting group on Thursday morning. Was fun - haven't knitted for years, but am teaching Christa, Eliana and Sariah. There are Chinese cabbages and leeks outside everywhere! One afternoon I saw two ladies bring out their plastic stools and a cleaver and trimmed the ends and the outer leaves, and then just moved them to a different area.
Friday morning I biked to the Wu Ai market and bought yarn and needles. I also found the ...
Some people go to a teahouse for a tea ceremony. We had an awesome experience this morning. William, who is a previous owner of Langston where Jason works, is now in the tea business. He invited Jason, Christa and I to their company apartment/office to taste their different teas. It wasn't a sales pitch at all, but just an introduction to their beliefs about the value of good organic tea. There was so much information. ...
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