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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... gripping, visually arresting and beautifully acted.
Beijing Red Theatre - Legend of Kung Fu
And now for something completely different. Last night Chatelaine and I ...
... I was approached by a group of Chinese guys who wanted to make conversation. I'd already been told about how friendly the people are and how they'll just approach you in the street, but it still felt pretty random. We ended up going for tea and food, and I spent several hours with them having decent conversation before making my excuses to leave.The bill wasn't China cheap though, so there's a lesson in there somewhere. There is a tea room ...
... lining the walls, and a line of stuffed animals carefully arranged
along the side guarding the domain until their master returns. Locked
away in the toolbox is the pocketknife I always carried, sitting on
top of my student ID with the picture of me in a buzzcut from so long
ago. Somewhere deep in cyberspace, Facebook has become a peaceful
place free of that one guy who keeps whining and ranting on it all
the time. The sun is going to slowly drift ...
... across the wall. It was breathtaking. It's basically bricks upon bricks of a trailing wall across green mountains, where the sun actually shines and the air quality is normal! The temperature was cool --- a bonus b/c I was expecting to sweat the entire time. The trek was pretty strenuous, the entire thing was either uphill or downhill, and the steps are all wobbly and uneven b/c they were set 2000 years ago by hand, making the walk a bit ...
After Qianmen, we took a bus towards the Temple of Heaven. All of these places are on a North-South axis in the city, so that the Emperor could walk (or ride a sedan chair) in a straight line from his Throne Room out any gate and into the Temple in the ...