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The flight was long, but not too bad. The amazing thing about flying at the time of day, and direction we did, is that it never really got dark. As the sun set on the west side of the plane it very quickly became dawn on the east side and that is when we were treated to some of the most amazing snow covered mountain …
... Tibet's capital since 1642.
Leshan literally translates to "happy mountain," which may have something to do with the Giant Buddha that Leshan is famous for. In 1996, the Mount Emei Scenic Area, including the Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone-carved buddha in the world, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Giant Buddha was carved during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD) and at 71 meters (223 feet) it is easily the tallest ...
... Its not terribly hard getting veggie food in Beijing but, I was kind of getting sick of the same old vegetables with rice or vegetables with noodles. I thought I'd venture over to the Lama Temple, thinking, OF COURSE there will be veggie food around a buddhist temple. It wasn't a buddhist temple. Off I went to eat more street food.. OHH STREET FOOD. Street food is great. Pretty much, I don't eat unless I find a restaurant that has a picture on its menu. ...
... The Exodus, Beijing has had an abnormal amount of rain considering the rainy season is supposed to end in June. It has rained almost every day for the past week...yeah, not too bad for someone from Florida but still pretty inconvenient. All that to say that the park was pretty damp and there was mud aplenty throughout the ruins. Mitchell and I got the smart idea to try and walk over a particularly slippery patch of mud to get to a part of the park off of ...
... steep steps to climb. You could see the smog when you entered the mountains leaving Beijing.
After getting back to Beijing, Li Yao invited me to dinner and insisted on paying despite being a student with limited income. After dinner he showed me around the Olympic park where many locals hang out. Overall it was a great day and I learned much about Chinese people from Li Yao who showed me, a visitor, much kindness.
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