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... effects), although Brianna has developed quite the cough and at times you cannot see the skyline for pollution– we’ll be glad to get out into mountain air as soon as possible.
While many of the "ancient" architecture is beautiful, and exactly what you would imagine from China, upon further digging (mostly just reading the signs) you find that most of it is post 1900 – not exactly the ancient wonders purported on our ticket! It doesn’t ...
... blocks, checked out some shops and got back, after only getting a
little bit lost, at half past seven. We also found that the milk we
bought was actually yoghurt.Lilly was a fountain of information about the Chinese way of life, touching
on the one child per family law, a law that has been in place for 35
years. While it is obvious that children wouldn't have brothers or
sisters, it also means there wouldn't be any aunts, uncles or cousins
– a ...
... lakeside. This area is known as 西堤 where you are walking along bunds separating the man-made lakes in the palace. From there you can admire the grand views of the Summer Palace as well as the beautiful bridges restored by the Empress Dowager.
Finally we came back to the eastern shores of the Kunming Lake and spotted the huge rubber duck.
I don't hang around; first thing I did today was go and find the Pandas! I couldn't sleep so was at the zoo really early. I kept walking round wondering why everyone was staring at me literally open mouthed. I thought it must be because I'm Western/etc and ended up putting my sunglasses on so I blended in a bit (I can almost pass for a Chinese man with them on). It was then I realised the zoo wasn't open and these guys were the keepers ...
... down the main street (with traffic and construction), we elected to follow the lovely narrow parkette that parallels the main street east and west. There's a little canal, trees, pagodas, statuary, gardens… it's really very lovely. We saw elderly folks going for a morning constitutional, and also a woman doing a tai chi routine with swords, and fans (to accompanying music).
The walk became quickly more congested as we walked towards ...