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... a city of huge modern skyscrapers, it remains huge in scale. To an army of would-be invaders 700 years ago, it would have seemed utterly unstoppable. It is however, a ***** to climb up. The steps are made intentionally uneven. So you get exhausted really really quickly. I can see why they say you are a hero if you climb it. It was however a really singular expereince. Truly ...
In China, I am a Waiguoren -- an outer-country-person, specifically a Meiguuoren (American). The average Wong on the street seems hugely fasinated by us. Little kids especially will shout to their parents "WAIGUO!" or "MEIGUO!" This often preceeds giddy screaming. The Chinese kids that I've seen are precocious as hell, and seem always to be in a family crowd that includes at ...
... but by this point, I had reached my cultural landmark appreciation threshold. (Eh, it's just another 600 year old wooden building made out of marble.)
Finally, (after a blessed break where one could have a shower in one's room) dinner. Peking Duck. Oh my my.
Ended the day at the Olympic pavilion. Big open space --> whole bunch of chinese people hanging around. Okay. Jet Lag now glory sleep golden happy bed.
... encountered. Reminds me a lot of those numbing plants that Nikki gave me once. Sundeep, another INTO China student, aptly says "tastes electric."
Collapsed in my decadent capitalist bed not long after. Absurdly comfortable.
On Jet Lag:
Not pleasant last night. However, this morning, I woke up very well rested at 6:15 am, worried that I'd slept late. Very nice to be a morning person for once.
... fassen. Bei der Begeisterung vergesse ich vollkommen außer Atem zu kommen. Highlight für die Besucher von „unten" als auch von „oben“ kommend, ist der Wasserfall der drei Stufen, der sich irgendwo in der Mitte der Talsenke befindet.
Wir beschließen noch weiter nach unten zu wandern und kehren dann irgendwann wieder um. Wir sind überrascht, dass wir die Stufen bergauf anstandslos packen, und überreden uns den ...