Scholars Hotel Nanjing
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Between 1405 and 1433, during the Ming era, Chinese Admiral Zheng He,
who was also the court eunuch, commanded seven expeditionary voyages as
far away as East Africa and Middle East. These expeditions, known in
Chinese history as the treasure voyages, consisted ...
... Some type of national competition was occurring so we ended up watching some track and field events and even swimming. After some European soccer matches played. Soccer matches (or almost any match) is fun to watch in China because the announcers say "aiyooo!" frequently. Aiyoo is a way of expressing surprise, disgust, pain, etc it is very similar to "oh no!" "****!" And "eww!" in English. Monday we took the quick tour of Nanjing. ...
The 100 Day Celebration is a big milestone day in China and we felt
privileged to be invited to join in the celebrations for our friends,
Thomas and Misa's son, Zhang Mo. Lots of fun watching the festivities which
included a huge meal,a packet of cigarettes for every guest(!), lots of
... the street with their decks of cards. Our second tourist experience was the city wall which dates back to the Ming dynasty (the last of the feudal dynasties to rule from Nanjing) - our main focus was the Zhong Hoa gate. The wall is vey thick and 35 kms in length. It was used to attract intruders who found themselves trapped between lowered gates and victims of hot oil treatment and other atrocities.
Food here hasn't been too bad either. Today's ...
... Yichang to Nanjing travelling for 2 hours at 200km/h. Some interesting facts/myth busters about bullet trains: 1) Chinese ones are quicker than the more famous Japanese ones (431 vs 250 km/h) 2) they are not magnetic but are electric (although the magnetic ones are the 431km/h ones but most trains max out at 350km/h) 3) they can go up to 350km/h but since a head on collision a few years ago they only travel at 300km/h max until they get confident again ...