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Chose to spend today doing our own thing. It is a holiday in China at the moment and people are everywhere at the tourist spots.
We caught a taxi with Carol and Tania to the Hutong which is an older part of town with a canal running through it. As usual we wandered around the back streets to check out the local life. It reminded me of Li Jiang on our last trip.
We challenged ourselves and ordered dumplings from a local shop. Sat at a ...
... tourist chops came in all sizes and shapes. We bought one and watched as the saleswoman carved our friend’s name, both in English and transliterated into Chinese.
After our 90-minute free time, it was time for lunch. We were driven to a nearby town. The restaurant, big enough to easily accommodate eight busloads of tourists simultaneously, was conveniently situated on the second floor of a ...
... Mount Huangtu), was chosen on the feng shuiprinciples by the third Ming Dynasty emperorYongle (1402–1424), who moved the capital of China from Nanjing to its the present location inBeijing. He is credited with envisioning the layout of the Ming-era Beijing as well as a number of landmarks and monuments ...
... The glass should become scratched up without doing
any damage to the jade. This is because jade is almost as hard as
diamonds and (I presume) is the reason it is so valuable. 3) When
real jade is tapped, it should have a higher pitched frequency than
when fake jade is tapped. There were quite a few nice pieces of jade
throughout the factory, but they were all quite expensive. A small
pendant was about $120. Everything else was even more ...
... del Cielo ni al Palacio de Verano hoy sino el martes, porque ella le ha avisado a Dios que si no nos da buen clima para el martes le deja de rezar, entonces ya esta advertido! Pero su decisión dictatorial fue a media caña nomas porque decidió que no íbamos a hacer pero no que haríamos en vez. Así que cogimos nuestro siempre fiel Lonely Planet a ver alternativas.
Decidimos democráticamente a voto de uno (el mío!) que íbamos a ir al Templo Lama, el Templo ...