The Ritz-Carlton Beijing
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... cutouts of lucky symbols like fish and lucky characters like luck, prosperity, and longevity. Since the Chinese invented paper it makes sense that they also learned to perfect it's beauty. These chuanghua 窗花 or "flower window" we're used to decorate windows and doors as early as 500 AD. Evidence has been found that they also used leaves, silk, and foil to make things of beauty. Chinese paper cuts are mainly symmetrical, formed over ...
The Chinese are crazy. Chinese New Year celebrations consist of people setting of fireworks at any time of day in any place. When I say any place I mean in the middle of the street just outside of restaurants and hotels. This has been going since we got here and the fireworks are still going every night. As well as fireworks they insist on setting of firecrackers, which are truly terrifying. In the west most of us are used strict health and safety rules when it ...
... as there were opera singers, dancers, badminton and other performances so it had a really good atmosphere. We then walked down to Tian'anmen Square, which looked great when it was lit up at night. The restaurant for dinner that night was a little weird, some of the options were three cooked bacteria, the ass of a pan and some other strange translations, luckily the waiter spoke English and explained to us that the translations weren't very good. The following ...
... 7.30. We went on the subway to meet a man that was going to take us in a van to the great Wall so we could bike. It was a two hour drive to get to our destination. It was a hot day and we had to bike 30 k's up and down hills. We got there and had a huge lunch which included Sausja (river shrimp), pancakes, chicken, fried 'tree’ (we called it tree). We settled into our rooms and we went for a walk to the great wall. It was sooo big. ...
... sadly wiped out.
Since Kel and Lily had retired to the hostel full and content with the spoils of their days cooking, I took Jett out for a 'Mens Only' meal. Jett was game enough to try Duck and we enjoyed our meal together with all the other smoking patrons. On the way home we stopped into a menswear store to buy a shirt for Jett for our upcoming visit to Jinzhou. He ended up fitting a mens small size!
We retired for the evening ready for our trip to Jinzhou.