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... a city of huge modern skyscrapers, it remains huge in scale. To an army of would-be invaders 700 years ago, it would have seemed utterly unstoppable. It is however, a ***** to climb up. The steps are made intentionally uneven. So you get exhausted really really quickly. I can see why they say you are a hero if you climb it. It was however a really singular expereince. Truly ...
... of their antecedents.
As for adults, many are very keen to have their picture taken with a strange and exotic specimen such as myself. Chinese folks seem to like Americans especially, which is pretty cool considering a US passport is not a hugely PC one to have in most places these days.
A word on Crowds: I don't really mind them here. Possibly this is because I am ...
... flaky internet allows.
Lunch was decent, though unusual traffic to the place made it take longer to get there. Thanks Joe Biden.
After lunch we went to a tea tasting. This was half a traditional tea tasting event, with a discussion of the history and tradition of tea drinking, and half a live infomercial. Wonderful tea though.
Next was the temple of heaven. This is inside a huge public park. It is a very ...
... encountered. Reminds me a lot of those numbing plants that Nikki gave me once. Sundeep, another INTO China student, aptly says "tastes electric."
Collapsed in my decadent capitalist bed not long after. Absurdly comfortable.
On Jet Lag:
Not pleasant last night. However, this morning, I woke up very well rested at 6:15 am, worried that I'd slept late. Very nice to be a morning person for once.
... rlich, dass man den Weg natürlich auch noch retour muss. Es ist schon erstaunlich wie viele Besucher sich die steilen Treppen auf- und abquälen. Selbst hier macht der Massentourismus nicht halt.
Wirft man einen Blick auf die Landschaft, weiß man auch warum. Urtümliche Täler, deren Ursprünge aus der Eiszeit stammen und genau diese Atmosphäre ausstrahlen. Ich erwarte jeden Augenblick einen Dinosaurier zu erblicken und kann die Urgewalt ...