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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... of checking I found out which way to go. Walking
for about a few hundred metres I fanally arrived at the entrance gate of the
forbidden city... you know, the red gate with the picture of Mao hanging in all
its glory. I must admit it looks far more impressive on TV than it is in real. Since
it was already quite late and I read that you need about a day to explore the
forbidden city I just explored the neigborhood a bit... until i felt cramps in
... quoted in an Australian news source saying “In Chinese mythology, snakes were often associated with monsters, or with incarnations of monsters, so some political turbulence can be expected.” Apparently, some couples in China even try and schedule pregnancies around the Year of the Snake, almost the opposite for the just-passed Year of the Dragon. Many souvenir shops are also hurting, as only people who were born in the year of the snake have affection ...
... the class, students learned the fingering for each note and practiced scales. Afterwards, the teacher gave students a little performance with one of her instruments, the pipa (琵琶). I wish I could remember the names of the songs that she played, but they were really cool. One of the songs tried to imitate horse riding and wartime.
After class, students got to experience traditional Beijing...cafeteria ...
... in the pot. It teaches us that you should do what you love, no matter what others think. Crossed the street to the Forbidden City. Wow- it has over 800 temples. Every corner was beautiful, but highlights for me were: •the iron pots used to fight fires. They heated them with charcoal in the winter to keep the water from freezing. • the palace that housed only a throne, for the King to rest when he ...
... lit only intermittently by strobes of lightening, still not sleepy, we settle into the common area to chat with a couple who are waiting out the storm to catch a taxi to the airport.
When our lids start drooping, yawns coming more frequently, we retire back to our respective top bunks to fall asleep to the thunder and rain.
Even first impressions that leave you traumatized, terrified, wanting to run away and hide can be deceiving.
I can not WAIT to explore Beijing.
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