Sunshine JiaYu Golden Hotel
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... it’s a very large complex, beautifully colourfully decorated and you can rent audio to tell you about all the pavilions and rooms, but you can't go inside any of the rooms. The garden was small but lovely.
Unfortunately Neville had a bit of a fall off the stairs in the Forbidden City and broke the zoom lens of his camera. Neville was not badly hurt, just a few scratches on his arm and knee, but with the uneven paving ...
... cannot go back through the security gates. All this happened in Tian anmen Square. After finally getting tickets to the Forbidden City, we wandered around, but to be honest I couldn't get a feel for the place, as it was so hot and too many people. I couldn't hear the tour guide very well as his headset kept cutting out. We were not allowed into the buildings so it was hard to glean about the history. We found out about the Emperors and their dynasties. One dynasty lasted ...
... as I considered the relatively recent history of the ground where I was standing and of what it means to stand for freedom – of any sort. Because the Forbidden City was mostly closed for the day, we changed plans and decided to use the extra time to check out the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is where the emperors during the second half of the Ming and the complete Qing dynasty worshipped. Unlike the golden royal roofs of ...
Today I finally get to go to the Forbidden City. Unfortunately, it's even hotter than yesterday.
I went to Joy City early to have some tea at iTea and to eat lunch at Burger King before Lara met me there at 1:00. She wanted to take a taxi to the entrance, but it's difficult to do from that street. So we decided to take the subway. She was concerned that I wouldn't want to take the subway, but I was all for it. Really, we could have walked, but with the heat, the train ...
I sincerely apologize for the notable lack in recent posts: between classes and travelling, October hasn't been the most conducive month for writing. I promise to fix this in the coming weeks, but until then an outline of the stories to be told:
-A long weekend in Shanghai, a sprawling ultra-modern city dotted with hundreds of skyscrapers.
-Exploring the Forbidden ...