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... and cosmetics. She then tells us the Empress Dowager CiXi, or "Dragon Lady" as she is affectionately called (ruler from 1860-1907), had a fondness for pearls. She wore them (obviously the ocean pearls) and used pearl cream every day. When she died at 74 years old, she did not look her age because of the pearl cream. OK—I’ll bite—anything’s better than Botox. :) Amanda takes us into the jewelry area and uses Deb as a model for ...
... Peking duck was for dinner. Appetizers consisted of duck wing and jelly (tasted like horse), lotus roots and carrots (Wes ate them all), spinach (overcooked), rice (rice), Mongolian beef (which we thought was the main course, so we ate it all). Then a man came and carved a duck and we were served cucumber, onion, pancakes, and duck with some sort of sauce. The server lady demonstrated how to make the taco wrap things but put way more sauce on mine than i would ...
... half the group. At the top, people take a breather, take pictures, and take it all in. There was a small 10-foot structure there which only the brave climb to get an even better view. Being pretty brave myself, I climbed it but got down after I almost fell.
After coming down from the structure, I noticed that my group had descended and that a group of Chinese tourists had arrived. While I waited to get down the steps, many of the tourists looked at me intently, like I was ...
... for the Empress Dowager Cixi, 3/4 of the site is the Kunming Lake. From there we went to a Pearl Factory which uses the Pearls from the Lake in Summer Palace. Again we got to see the process of how jewellery is made and how to tell if pearls are real or fake.
Beijing is a nice city but it's very busy, I really don't understand the roads, there just is no system to it!!
... na poboczach i pasie rozdzielajacym. I tak jest przy kazdej glownej drodze w calym Pekinie!
Pierwszym punktem naszego zwiedzania byl kompleks Swiatyni Nieba, gdzie niegdys cesarz wnosil modly do niebios o urodzaj. Caly kompleks to ok.2 km w osi dlugiej.
Upal i brak przespanej nocy dawal nam sie we znaki. Ale to nic, bo bylo co podziwiac. Najpierw okragly oltarz ofiarny, zwany ...
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