Super 8 (Beijing Xi Dan)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... should've rang alarm bells.
"So what is it?"
“Eh?” As he dips the “lamb” in spices
“What is it’s name?”
The guy flicks his tongue at me and smiles before handing me a (hopefully!)
previously venomous creature on a skewer.
I have a well documented phobia of snakes. It’s got better as ...
... watering the plants.
Monica and I decided to take a path up to the top of a hill. From the hill, we were able to get a bird view of the city. We were shocked to see how crowded Tiananmen Square was. Our Chinese professor warned us to avoid tourist areas during national holiday. The sky was covered with smug, which made it hard to get a long range view of the city.
Then we walked up to a temple, which had a Buddha. No pictures were allowed. Being there made me ...
... of Beijing. There, we walked to another Buddhist temple, called Zhi Hua Si. When we got there, we toured around until 3pm, where we had the opportunity to listen to authentic Ming dynasty court music!
Of course, I was thrilled. I listened and attempted to analyze the whole performance (which only lasted about 12 minutes, unfortunately). When the performers were done, I sort of went off on a tangent about the differences between Eastern and Western ...
... is located between the river and the mountains. Zhu Di is entombed in the center tomb with the other emperors equally spaced in tombs on either side of the river. Zhu Di’s tomb is divided into two parts: Memory Hall, which outlines his life and accomplishments, and the underground palace, which is not open to the public. Memory Hall is a massive structure with a yellow tile roof. This particular yellow was considered royal and only for use ...
... no idea of what was there! I believe we were at Badaling Pass. (http://www.badalinggreatwall.com/) From the base, you take the gondola to the top where you meet up with the wall at Gate 8. From there we climbed up to Gate 14. It took us about two hours to do the climb. Between altitude, heat, and climbing, I wasn't sure I was going to make it. My climbing buddies were good natured about letting me ...