Somerset Grand Fortune Garden Beijing
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... dawned on a region vastly different- those steep-sided hills and mountains, thickly forested, that are such a clichéd image of the Middle Kingdom. The slopes were intermittently embellished with the famous agricultural terraces, and the land was as fertile as its preceding reputation. This pattern continued all the way to Beijing, and indeed would become our staple view on intercity travel.
At ten past eight in the evening, our train slowed and halted at ...
... of the hottest, stickiest rides (bumping and swaying alarmingly) to the top of the mountain for our entry to the wall. The cable cars were glass and I didn't know that I could sweat do much! We made friends with a little Chinese family, no English but lots of sign language! We had to climb many many stairs and some of the steps were so high, I couldn't reach up to the next one. I actually did pretty well as my gym work has made me fitter, although my knees were ...
... Sweeping Holiday was. He explained that the Chinese name is Qingming. Mike said that Qingming to pay tribute to the dead, such as by giving flowers or gifts at the person's graveyard.
Right after lunch, we returned to the dorm. I can't use the front entrance right now because there is construction work happening on the first floor lobby. The entrance is sealed off. I did not know about the construction work until I returned to campus ...
... to be in the place where all those Olympians were. We took some pictures outside of the Bird's Nest and told our Guide we wanted to go in. She commented on tourist just want to take pictures and go. We explained that we wanted to go in. She said we still had another temple to go to. Well we all agreed that we had seen enough temples and we would rather spend the rest of the day here. Needless to say she was annoyed with us!!! We had to ...
Today is my last day in Beijing and although I don't want to miss anything I don't feel any particular desire to spend the day sightseeing given my massive day yesterday. Nevertheless, I walk down to Tiananman Square with the intention of visiting Mao's Mausoleum but soon discover I lack both the energy and interest to stand in line for ...