Hanting Express (Beijing International Exhibition Center)
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... J. Another one of the buildings served as a sort of museum where all aspects of the worshipping rituals were broken down for visitors – in attempts to better appreciate all there is to view. I learned that the rite of worshipping heaven in China was carried out from the 26th Century BC through to the beginning of the 20th century. It is difficult for me to imagine how long ago the 26th Century BC was, but I find it intriguing all the ...
... suburbs again.
For my outfit today, I felt British because I drank a cup of tea when I first woke up. I paired my cardigan with my PIngyao scarf (I brought four from that city). Then I wore my Tibetan beads. I was basically doing British style mix with tribal influence.
Anthony and I walked to our favorite bun place. As we walking outside our dorm, I saw a motorcycle bike with the British flag. My morning was so British.
I ordered bok choy ...
After looking around the temple, we went out to have drinks at a cafe. Here in Beijing, many homes, businesses, stores, and restaurants are in alleys, which are called hutongs. We passed many shops selling pretty much the same thing (but no postcards :( ) and eventually sat down in a narrow alley at a restaurant called El Nido. I'm not sure why it's named this, but see their menu in the pictures below. There are some funny mistakes. I wanted ...
... the stories behind each of the headstones. Those who pass by would stop to read each of the headstones. The lives of those who have passed are memorialized. But it turns out that only certain people can be buried in the front grounds-- those who have contributed significantly to China. Indra’s grandparents were among those. I've included a picture of their story below.
Before I leave, I aspire to have the skill to translate it!
... it all, I need to deal with it, but not be bitter or hostile.
Looks like I'll have the room to myself for a few hours. My roommate and a few colleagues just went out to grab dinner- I missed them by seconds, but those seconds led me to time alone; time that I probably need in order to sort through all that's trekking through my mind right now.