Yuanyuan Hotspring Hotel
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3:40. My inner clock is going in the wrong direction!
Yesterday we began with a traditional breakfast from a little store with the owner cooking in cauldrons in the doorway. Steamed dumplings with pork filling (yum), really delicious wanton soup and another soup with slabs of jellied tofu and mushrooms (once was enough although Elizabeth liked it.) Then back onto the subway to the Panjiayuan Market.
Part of the market is under cover but we started (and finished - ...
Day 2. Yesterday in was jammed packed. Early start, we were off in the morning at 9:00 and we went off to the Temple of Heaven. The temple is an amazing structure, especially when you realize that it was built between 1406 and 1420. The building is completely wooden, with no nails. It was dedicated to the God of Heaven, the chief god in their pantheon. In the ancient Chinese culture, which does carry over to modern times, people would ...
... Luscious to say the least. We opted for 1/2 a duck so we could enjoy a clay pot entree. Our choice was baby abalone with chicken and vegetables also very lovely. We also received a "gift" of scallops stuffed with shrimp, from the manager of the adjoining restaurant (marketing-it worked). The post dinner challenge was the return trip to the hotel. Rick was able to make a deal for a private car that zipped us back in record time. Welcome to Beijing!
... and 'garden of a hundred flowers' are two.
I sit in the shade of some beautiful Cyprus trees listing to some ladies talking about who knows what in Mandarin, maybe the price of rice?
I listen to one of those heavenly gifts- music, a Chinese man playing a kind of two stringed violin quite emotional.
... whole street lined with food vendors. There were red lanterns hanging out the front of each stall and the most delicious smells wafting up from their grills. We couldn't resist a pre dinner snack and sampled a lamb skewer, squid skewer and some dumplings. They were absolutely delicious as expected. They tried to feed us grilled bugs and snake but we got away unscathed. I also spotted a selection of starfish on skewers too and nearly cried!! We walked along a little further ...