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7) menus almost always have no english. Occasionally there are photos you can point at.
8) sometimes the pictures are lying
We got lucky at the first restaurant, the girl behind the counter (it was like a mcdonalds format) could point out pork and beef. I ordered somehting that ended up being soybeans and seaweed. We anxiously awaited our food not really sure what would come but it was actually really good! Noodles are very ...
... found a group of old folk doing some crazy clapping class which looked great fun! After this we went to the Pearl market, a 5 floor building stuffed from top to bottom with market sellers. The top two floors reserved for Pearls, and the other three floors were reserved for people trying way too hard to sell us their tat. The sound of the first floor was 'hello hello iPhone cover yes?' Or 'hello beats headphones!', everytime one ...
... is only 150km away and winds are blowing sand 2km closer to the city per year, pushing 30m high dunes even closer). We climbed many steps to visit the Temples on the top with fantastic views over the city, the lakes, the business district, parks & Forbidden City. Luckily we chose a very clear day so could see a long way.
Headed out Saturday night to watch Beijing Guoan play footie – see Pezzers match report below!! (and Uncle Dave, ...
... was so that Beijing, the "North capital", could make way for modern "high rises" to give a cleaner image ready for the Beijing Olympics in the summer of 2008. We also learnt at this time they banned the use of coal bricks to cut down on pollution, a major difference for the environment and the image of the city.
This special add-on tour cost an extra 200 yuan (the local currency is the Renminbi with it’s denominations being the yuan and the jiao), so just over £20 ...
... the area of the Forbidden City. It was built in 1420 for emperors
to worship Heaven. The principle buildings include the Altar of Prayer
for Good Harvests, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Circular Mound Altar.
While there, the military police came and quickly corraled us to move down to the lower courtyard area as they roped off an area for some VIPs who wanted to come and view the Temple. The VIPs were from Spain. ...