Jia De Mei Guesthouse
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... palace, Meridian Gate (Wumen in Chinese). Meridian Gate was the place where the Emperor announced the new lunar calendar on the winter solstice. Enter through Meridian Gate, and go across Golden Stream Bridge, then you will arrive at the outer court. The Forbidden City falls into two parts: the outer court and the inner palaces. The outer court is made up of three main buildings, the Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihedian), the Hall of Central Harmony ...
... as always, we have fallen short. Lucky we decided not to go to Datong nor to the Wutaisan Monastery. We will think of going there when the fast train is available. I read that China already has an infrastructure of fast trains larger than the rest of the world together.
We have seen Steven twice. He is such a nice person and we are getting closer now that we know him a bit better. One day, he took us to ...
... like celebrities getting stared at with awe (or fear) pretty
much everywhere we went; noticing some folk taking sneaky pictures of
us and at least five times some super confident people who actually
came and asked to have their photo taken with us! Even in Beijing
Zoo, where the attractions are meant to be the animals, some Chinese
seemed more interested in taking pictures of the westerners!
Another thing you will very quickly notice in China, is ...
... there was an American guy who spoke Chinese who helped me getting my lunch (which was a lot and delicious and including a bottle of water 1.80 euro). He helped me getting a Chinese phone card aswell.
Then I went back to my hostel to sleep and shower and now I'm here.
That was my fist day in China. Mainly dominated by jetlag sleepiness. So now it's time for bed again and tomorrow I think I'm gonna be a big standard tourist:D
... Duck. Google it if you want a mouth-watering description (can't get there myself right now but I trust you can :) The cooking process is quite elaborate. Taylor and Freda had a lengthy and animated conversation with the team of waitresses who were assembled around our table. Alicia, bless her heart, was very hungry and didn't quite understand why they left the table without asking her what she wanted to order. I reassured her that our friends ...