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... City. CiXi arranged for her loyal eunuchs to kill Zhen and throw her down a well) I must say the well was awfully small!
Enormously tired we determined to finish off a few more sights. By now it was all getting a bit of a red/dragony blur!
We saw: The elephants at the end of the Imperial Garden with broken legs (sculptor with bad understanding of animal anatomy), symbolising even elephants kowtowing to the emperor. ...
... including 'Valerie'. I asked her to sing 'Cry Me a
River' when she came on for the second set and she said that was what
she was going to sing! She then sang 'I love you baby' (Andy Williams) and asked me and a Chinese lady to dance. It was a lovely evening, although the bar staff
were quite inattentive and were actually sitting outside smoking dope
and drinking the bar dry! It felt more like being on holiday than the
end of a working ...
Today we decided to go to the forbidden city, which for me is something ive been wanting do for a long time.
We got to the Forbidden city and follwed the crowds of people (oh dear crowds). we got to the entrance and looked for prices, haha student price lets try our istc card we got from STA. It worked thats a half price ticket:).
we spent a full day around the city and although it was impressive it was nowhere near as good as I was expecting unfortunately, it ...
... of Americans globally, sometimes... After spending an hour in Subway, it was a quick stroll down the road to a Chinese restaurant( I suppose they're all Chinese restaurants here) for lunch and more air con. Temperature currently at 35 degrees but feels like 41, according to wunderground. I don't know how people can stand being outdoors in this heat- it's disgusting, but in all fairness most Chinese ...
... as spacious and similar to their natural habitats then in some ways it is a necessity to correct humankind's destruction of the natural world. Beijing zoo fails on all of these things. I walked around and got genuinely emotional and upset at what I saw. Animals in the wild do not pace in the same circle hours on end (tiger), wolves do not live in caged yards, turtles do not swim in stagnant, dirty water, tamarin monkeys do not have rusty bars and leaking radiators, pandas ...