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... complete with music and dance. Today, the squares and parks surrounding the temples are a popular place for locals, especially the elderly, to gather and play cards, chinese chess, meditate, knit, do tai chi, among other things.
Tiananmen Square, famous for being the spot where the 1989 Tiananmen protests took place, was much bigger than I expected. It's the fourth largest city square in the world, and is bordered by the National Museum ...
... comedy act which was tedious as we couldn't understand a word so we just laughed when we guessed was appropriate which is slightly dangerous. Some of the audience by this time were talking, texting or answering loudly ringing phones with a loud 'Wei?'
They definitely saved the best to last though with Szechuan Opera face changing which was truly mystifying as she changed her mask in a split second including after she came to our table and ...
... would be a bigger problem than stopping now. I had noticed a spot a little way back where people were taking a path down, so I asked Mah if it would be alright if I started going down. He was mostly concerned that I was going to be okay, not disappointed that I didn’t make it as far as the others, which helped me feel a little better. Mostly I was upset with myself for ‘giving up.’
I made my way back to the spot where I thought I saw the staircase down, ...
... happy to be here and really, really like it. Some things about being here we even LOVE! That much being said, will we remain forever? Only the future knows.
As we have adjusted to China, I have found myself making a mental list of the things I wish I had known before arriving, etc. I kept thinking I would wait until I had a certain amount, or type, of information before starting a blog, but I realized how big of a mistake that is. ...
The Temple of heaven is another one I've really been looking forward to seeing and I'm pleased that this one didn't leave me feeling flat! The Temple is set in a massive sprawling park and there are many out buildings which were the Emperors changing rooms for ceremonies, slaughter houses and silk weaving rooms. I went to the Temple really early, about 7am, and I'm really pleased I did as there was so much going on! The older Chinese people all congregate ...