Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
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... we encountered the usual crowd of street vendors. One of them hounded me, demanding that I buy a foot-long dragon. It seemed kind of nice, but I wasn’t in the mood. He kept after me. "Only twenty dollah," he kept saying. I finally countered, offering him a ridiculously low one dollar, since I really didn't want the dragon.
He came down in price again and again, and finally gave in to my bid of one dollar. Joyce ...
SUNDAY MORNING, 9AM
It's a chilly sunny day in Beijing, as we prepare for the coming Christmas period. As the city is decked out in its Xmas fineries, I am preparing for my last day acting my heart out as both the Mayor of the Munchkins and a pie-faced witch's guard in the Beijing Playhouse's production of The Wizard of Oz. Back in September I attended my two auditions for this holiday musical pantomime. I remember thinking that my acting ability was ...
I can now say that I've climbed the Great Wall. And I NEVER want to do it again. Yeah, I admit it was nice to look at and fascinating to think of the history behind it, but it's SO HIGH OFF THE GROUND. You have to climb about 20 different long flights of steps to get TO it, then when you get on it you are climbing even more stairs. Not that the exercise was that bad, but if you ...
... stopping when and where you want. It is a really one huge palace, inside a walled area, with many gardens and courtyards - you go from one Hall to another. It which was opened to the public in 1949.
The Forbidden City consists of a number of palaces in the Inner Court. You start from the South Gate and go through 14 Palaces, Courtyards and Gardens eg:
The Gate of Heavenly Purity
Palace of Heavenly Purity
Hall of ...
... store after the business at the bank was finished. We did just that, and I bought a mouse and he bought a new suitcase. Once we'd gotten all the way back to the dorm (which is on the very opposite side of the campus), I gave Robert the medicine and told him how to take it
(it was all in Chinese, so I had to do a little bit of deciphering). We then both took naps as I was tired and he was still not feeling well.
Later, I took him ...
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