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Walkies around Shanghai day.
Today we had a late start and met for brekky at a leisurely
9 am! This was following many weeks of early starts and being on the bus as
early as 7.30 am at times.
It was decided to walk around the local area so we did the
number one thing to do in Shanghai which is to walk along the Bund. This is the
wide walking strip along the River. It is always packed with people and has a
beautiful floral display of fresh ...
... City Wall, Bell Tower, Drum Tower, and Terracotta Warriors. I think my most favorite would be the City Wall because we got to ride bikes around the City Wall. I also like the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. I was able to see guan yiu. I was able to see the Bell Tower at night, and it is very beautiful. At the Terracotta Warriors, I learned that sometimes they rebury the statues in order to keep their colors. I liked visiting Maweiyi Cultural Town because of the many selections of ...
... Our attention at the street was grabbed in multiple directions, including various fresh pomegranate juice vendors, stalls making fresh Chinese candy, the multiple options of daring food (rabbit's head, pig's foot, insects, etc) and the popularity of fresh roasted walnuts. I must say the walnuts were yummy, so much so I went back for a second purchase the next day :o).
As you may know, the main tourist attraction near Xi'an is ...
... Today’s school day consisted of a knot tying class which was extremely difficult, and quite a bit of sports. The Chinese kids wear a t-shirt with their uniform over it every day and I have no idea how they don’t go insane with the heat. My life at home here is oddly parallel to my home life in Maryland. Bingshu’s mother is always feeding me vegetables and ...
... mountain in which it was in from very far away. This was understandable mind you as no one has ever gone into the tomb due to the river of Mercury that surrounds it that the Emperor put in in order to ensure no one entered his tomb. Rumor has it that is body is overlooked by a starry sky that is created by using pearls. You have to admit that this guy was a Genius in order to accomplish all he did at such a young age and still be able to outsmart people in this generation with all ...