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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Beijing on this day, the host school had
regretfully cancelled the flag ceremony and outdoor Kung Fu sessions. In
comparison to the week of their arrival, the skies were not the crisp clear
blue skies they had been welcomed with, but now a film of grey haze. Indoor
sessions and classes now became the priority until the air pollution was deemed
safe enough to return to the outdoors.
Now indoors, the classes brought forward for ...
... tey for me!
This morning, we got on our minibus an headed out to a jade factory. I not sure what jade is, but it sure looked like something I wanted to smash on the floor to see what happened to it. But my Dad didn't let me touch anything there-- how boring. But then to celebrate our nation's independence, we visited The Great Wall Of China today. 'Cause nothing says "Freedom" like a ...
... for 6 weeks before our trip in order to strengthen her knees for this day. And she did great. She was able to climb all the sections she wanted and celebrated that night with more than 1 wine!
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... not many photos there.. some housed in heated display areas.. hippo's /rhino's etc not so fond of the freezing long term snow!
Also braved a "quick" visit to the wholesale markets opposite the zoo.. aptly called "Beijing Zoo".. think it may relate to the crowds also.. Thousands pushing, pulling, bargaining for all sorts of items.. mainly women's (thin ones.) clothing, shoes (winter stock) bags, mens wear, kiddies etc over seven floors in at ...
... a few months. Anyway, after sitting in a bus that felt like it had rocks for seats for a few hours we arrived at Cuandixia and after paying at the gate our bus driver continued driving us up the road a ways. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a place where the entrance gate is a mile from the place where you park. Not only that, but after parking we still had to walk about another half mile to get up to the main village. This was not bad though and it gave the place ...