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... it's meaning of royalty and importance. After we got through the Forbidden city, we hiked up a huge hill behind the city called Jingshan Park, which has a huge Buddha temple overlooking the city. The view was amazing! It was incredible to see the entire Forbidden city, and the entire city of Beijing. And the huge Buddha statue in the temple was so beautiful too. I love learning not only about design here, but also the culture and history, and I find ...
... external TV until 10 years ago so no-one knows who Liverpool are apparently. We head out to Gourmet street and find a place called Pepper steak :) Their gig is selling sizzling plates of food and cooking it to 90% done in front of you, and allowing it to finish while you faff about seasoning it. Mmmmmmmmm Back to hotel to finish the cheap Tsingtao beer and upload more pics to blog x Mañana is the wall and it's an early early start Leahs in bed already just to buck the ...
Then my roommate took me to a nearby bakery. Let me break from my story for a moment to point out something: Chinese baked goods are terrible. Their "cakes" are extremely buttery but very sugary, it's disgusting. Luckily, this bakery was a Korean bakery and the cakes we had were delicious. We split a slice of cheesecake and a slice of some kind of chocolate cake that was half fudge and half mousse.
We had some time ...
... but today I moved
location; taking the bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai. The high-speed bullet
train, travelling at 300 km/h took only 5 hours to transport me to Shanghai.
After arriving in Shanghai, I explored the subway system and found my hostel.
Tonight I will see if I can make some friends in the bar and tomorrow I will explore Shanghai.
Until next time, friends.
P.S. Don't forget to check out the additional pictures at the bottom of the page.
... the 15th Century Temple of Heaven (one of the more perfect examples of Ming architecture). It was set in a huge park with four gates set at each point of a compass. Walking through the park we saw many groups of people playing cards (not for money), musicians, women crocheting and others just talking and having a good time. The Temple was colourful and like most places well attended by both locals and tourists. ...