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... Plus, ever time I sit down I fall asleep so I miss a lot:) maybe I am not getting enough protein...I continue to juggle with the food issue, but so far have not had to make the bus do an emergency pit stop! Anyway, the gardens are absolutely beautiful and I did learn that carvings of animals that are sitting are night protectors and standing ones are daytime. Great trivia fact:) we saw the tomb of the emperor and his two empresses and it ...
... and said you had a bed available."
"Hmm... that is out number, but no women work here, it wasn't us. We don't have any beds."
It dragged on for a bit (ending in something like "But... but... surely you have somewhere this guy can stay!??") before we yet again gave up. We got yet another taxi (luckily my guy was paying!) back to the original hostel. The manager and my guy then had a brief chat (something along the lines of "why the hell is this guy still here!?") ...
... I literally knew no Chinese. Obviously, I quickly learned Chinese by simply being in China. However, Chinese is really a hard language to learn. Chinese is completely different from English. There are a bunch of sounds that don't really exist in English like z, x, zh, and qi.
My first few weeks in Chinese class were rough. My brain freaked out when I had to learn the characters. It was a complete new way to read. My sister was completely right about ...
The Mongolia side is better maintained.
China is very hot in the summer!
Our last day in Beijing provided us an opportunity to go to the Biejing Chaoyang Theater Acrobatics World. This was well worth the money! The show consisted of all kinds of acrobatics and feats; on bicycles, on motorcycles, on chairs, stairs and, with hats and hoops. I highly recommend this show if you visit ...
Later on I came to enough to realise that there was too much noise around for it to be before 7… check my watch… yup. 7.43. Fantastic. I look at my itouch to see why the alarm has
Not gone off, only to see that it had, and was going off; only with no sound! Showering and packing was done in a rush, so we weren’t too much later than planned. And off we went to the Forbidden Palace.
Built from 1406 to 1420 and ...