Somerset Grand Fortune Garden Beijing
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... that there were probably more people waiting than there were seats. Add this to the fact that since waiting for the bus, a massive thunder storm had erupted which meant that the 'queue' was none existent as everybody had packed themselves tightly under the 1metre x 2metre bus shelter to avoid the downpour. So when the bus started to turn up the road we wondered how this was going to pan out. Would everybody simply file back into the order that they had arrived at the bus ...
... a lot of people to buy things but since Brian had bought me some beautiful pearls and a bejeweled pearl drop in previous trips, we were not buying. But we sure looked - some beautiful pieces of jewelry. On our way out, we found VIc, one of the guys, holding a suitcase of $10 Rolexes which he had taken over from the guy trying to sell them, and he was hawking them. Very entertaining. Also a lady selling quite nice Gucci bags - started at 300 ...
... And factoring in that the place had so many staircases that went very high, I was NOT thrilled to be there. Training for climbing the Great Wall, I suppose. Finally, we went back to our accommodations and crashed.
P.S.- If you want more pictures of the insides of these places, look at a tourist website. I was too tired to take that many pictures.
... was built on the cliffy wall in the shape of a giant dragon. By this 258-meter-long elevator tourists can reach the pleasure-boat dock and then take a boat there to the Longqingxia Valley where clean water, grotesque stones, karst caves But as the sun shone through to a spectacular day, this remains the most stunning place I have seen here. Oline gave me a choice: climb ...
... stuffed with Chinese chives and tofu), some big steamed round dumplings (one with pork, and one with scallion), and some smaller boiled dumplings (which had pork stuffing).
We headed to that same waterside park, and found a bronze statue of two chairs and a table, clearly designed for park guest use. Sweet! We sat and ate, and planned our day in the Forbidden City. As we munched, that same woman with the swords and fans came to the little square that ...
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