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... but fabulous. It began at the Temple of Heaven built in 1520 and visited by the Emperors during the winter solstice to offer sacrifices to Heaven and pray for a bountiful harvest. Today it is in the center of a huge park, larger than the Forbidden City. Our visit to this Central Park-like environment turned out to be quite a lovely experience among the locals: there ...
... seen anything other than a thick greyness.
-Being instantly identified as a foreigner. Sometimes I'd like to blend in a bit more!
-Beijing is huge! What looks like a short stroll on the map takes in toll on the old feet.
-The presence of Christmas music/trees/decorations. There's been 2 New Years since Christmas guys, please let's get on with the rest of the year!
... then went off calling me mean and I bargained so hard. I snapped that I refused to be rip off.
Later, I regrouped with Rae, Lindsay, and Bethany. As I was talking, a couple people were calling my name. Turned out that it was Tracy and Beatrice. Beatrice explained that she recognized that it was me due to my distinctive voice. Robb was there too and he was bargaining hard for some hats.
We decided to join them. Tracy knew how to bargain extremely ...
... was unfortunately off-limits. After wandering around so much, we were hungry had lunch at one of the Forbidden City's restaurants.
We were then fed and ready to go to the Forbidden City's painting museum. Scrolls of silk and paper were filled with calligraphy, mountain scenes, and portraits, and the detail of everything was stunning. The art historians were in heaven, of course, and they stayed until the bitter end, getting ...
... Vivenne reminded us that, until recent times, when young Chinese married the new wife left her family of origin and moves in with her in-laws, where generally she was at the lowly bottom of the pecking order. After making dough (for noodles, dumplings, pancakes, etc.) her bowl would be inspected by her mother-in-law. If any wayward flour was found, it meant that daughter-in-law wanted to start a second batch and would have to start all over again. ...