V- Continent Beijing Parkview Wuzhou
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... umbrellas. I bought one for Jenna. It will match her decor. Hope she likes it. Continued walking till we came across a more posh area along a canal. There were weeping willow trees and people fishing on the wall. A very peaceful and clean area and most of the cars parked there were BMW, Mercedes, or audis. We turned left at the end of the street and were back at the subway station for our trip back to the hotel to meet our fellow travellers for dinner. On ...
... around games, some playing and some muttering or shouting advice. Loved it! I can't wait to get my hands on the details and background to the dozens of insights Howard shared today. There is so much to learn and understand - we will be Discovery Channel junkies when we get home. The night finished with a dinner at another decidedly local restaurant. Howard certainly knows some great spots and joined us for a "chicken stew" with lashings of hot spices. ...
... emptying (and they have bins for recycled and non recycled items) and to brush the paths and areas inside temples etc to keep them spotless. I have not seen any graffiti, no visible vandalism and people do not litter!! All of the gardened areas are kept so immaculate that people sleep in some of them!
The Temple of Heaven is exquisite and once again words can never do any of it justice. We spent most of our time walking around soaking up the ...
... in 1435-1540.. and is the burial site of 13 out of 17 Emperors of the Ming Dynasty
The road is lined with stone statues which are important decorations of the mausoleum. These statues are 12 human figures (including the general, civil officials and other officials) and 24 animals which are lion, camel, elephant, xiezhi (a mythological unicorn), qilin (one of the four "divine animals, the other three are dragon, phoenix and tortoise), and horse.
Inside the ...
... this tower twenty seven” she said brightly, “I beg your pardon, could you elaborate?” I asked with remarkable composure, “Yes, this tower twenty seven; Tower Twenty Two, ‘the tower of the ten winds’, 2 kilometres back that way, you buy tea-towel now?”. Dan looked psychotically at her “I don’t suppose you have any f*cking water do you?” “No, only tea-towel, you buy now?”
And so we retraced our ...
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