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... the one child policy which was enacted in 1980, which stipulated that couples are only allowed one child or they will be fined and loose benefits that would have been given to them if they had just had one child. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-chi ld_policy) Even though this policy might seem harsh, the incentives, both carrot and stick has had some success and China's population growth has been curbed compared to what it could be today compared to what it could have ...
... dining room upgrade that gives us limitless beer, water, tea and a quieter sun deck, though there is in fact no sun just low rather oppressive cloud. We calculated at three beers a day we were quids in given the price of the beverage on board. The room is rather better than any hotel we have been in yet, en-suite, with a little balcony. Roz and I set about destroying its allusions of grandeur as we got down to some smalls washing. A group of Australians joining a ...
... Parades and rallies take place in this square celebrating happy things. Is any trip to Beijing complete without a rickshaw ride? Ours was through a more touristy hutong, old neighborhoods in Beijing that are more rare as the wrecking ball descends to make way for more modern buildings. The telltale sign for the number of families living through an open entrance is the electric meters hanging on the wall. The families share communal toilet and shower facilities many steps ...
... on our trek up to and along the wall until we reached the next village Mutianyu (a touristy section). It was amazing!! The part we hiked was massively overgrown and quite difficult to walk through. Lots of cobwebs in the hair! It is a really beautiful mountaineous area.. so mountainous I'm not actually sure they needed a huge wall because it didn't work in the end anyway, the Manchu people just bribed the sentries to get past!
Friday, March 8th 2013
Triple-P day: Prayer, Play, Peking duck...
We spent the morning visiting two temples:
- the Yongheghong Lama Temple, and
- the Temple of Confucius.
We witnessed devotion at its best. People were burning incense, giving gifts for blessings and bowing to an innumerable amount of deities. Once again, the buildings and ...