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... Shari said.
"Yeah right." I snapped.
"Yeah," Shari said. "Ian's (non-twin) mom reads your blog too. His mom called him and mentioned randomly about reading your blog."
"Nah," I yelled. "I failed to make an impression at Regis. I even fail at making an impression here."
"You should be on a reality tv show, Benny." Shari yelled.
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... of the areas, as they were renovating a bunch of them. We walked the palace grounds for the day, taking in all the sites, sounds and locals celebrating.
After the temple we made our way to an english bookstore to get some new reading material, on our way back to the forbidden City, we passed a very different market. This one was filled with everything you could image to eat; squid, jellyfish, starfish, even live scorpions on a stick. When we got back to ...
... a couple of glasses of red wine that tastes so well in the cold climate with the manager of the hotel.
Tuesday was a cultural day in a different perspective. First the drum and bell towers, a little bit of history, followed by the modern architecture of the Olympic stadiums Bird's Nest and Watercube. Finished the day in the amazing modern art district; very inspirational!
On to the train trip the next ...
... at both the Jade and Silk factory, all tours seem to stop there. So we did not pick the wrong tour. And as it turned out we actually had gotten the best price of all the people in our bus. Whereas we had only paid 230 Yuan per person, everyone else had paid at least 350 Yuan. This fact brought at least some inner smiles back us, as we at least were able to negotiate good prices :-).
One good aspect to all this rain at the wall was that all the Mongolian desert sand was ...
... the forest
preserve. People will spend the night out on their porches or in
their yards, eventually all will be quiet except for an occasional
late driver. The sky over the lagoon will turn blue, then orange,
then blue again as the sun rises over campus. The shadows will walk
their paths as the sun goes back to hiding behind the forest
preserve, the campus will wait in the dark as police cars and service
vehicles wander through the night. A small ...