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The Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City, the empire’s most significant building, has the mother dragon and 11 figures. A human and the man-riding-phoenix are along for the ride with the dragon’s nine sons: first a musician, second a warrior, then adventurer, a loud shouter, a listener, a bearer of heavy objects, a debater, a wiseman and finally, #9, a firefighter. So far, that’s held up for 600 years. ...
... during haggling.
The shopkeeper turned to some of her cohorts and repeated "40 kuai!" (kuai = RMB) and they all had a good laugh about it. She then informed me that was much too low. Now, I know she's putting on a show at this point, and I know 40 RMB is an okay price, and I wasn't going to waste my time, so I started walking away. Needless to say at this point, the shopkeeper immediately accepted my offer of 40 RMB.
If you go into ...
... afternoon. Very impressive with the portrait of Mao, and how huge the entire complex actually is. If you want to see everything very carefully/slow paced you can spend there a whole day walking around and see new objects (of course with an imperial past) in every room. Very nice to see! There is also a lot of nature, with the ancient Chinese-style buildings. This combination for sure get's you beautiful pictures!
In the evening I visited the Olympic stadiums, I ...
... there was nearly nobody. We went down the little alleyway known for its snacks, and everyone was shutting down. Managed to get a pan-fried spring roll and a chicken-on-flatbread anyhow. Andrew got hosed, paying 20 yuan for the spring roll…. And was too sleep-addled to think it through, until after the fact. Ah well. Burned early means we'll be more careful later.
We realized that the subways here in Beijing close down at about ...
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