Hanting Express (Beijing Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium)
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But again, that incessant mass, crush and movement of hordes of people that
takes your breath away. The fact that it was a National Holiday weekend ensured
that the major tourist venues were packed - seriously packed with patriotic Chinese
Nationals. And it was so different and so great for us to be in the crush!
I can't begin to describe what we saw in the Forbidden City. As a visitor you
get to walk through the Palace ...
The first thing I did this morning was to turn on my laptop. I listened to music and went on Yahoo. The first headline was about the passing of Nelson Mandela.
Reading that shocked me and made me remembering learning about him in school. He was portrayed as the hero against apartheid. Can't believe a great leader was lost today.
Following reading that, I had to study for my dictation today. It had twenty-one characters and I panicked ...
... on! As no, amazingly we were not held up by an Asian woman driver but a wussy male Asian driver!!!
As always I like to know the star sign of the people i meet and surprise surprise James is a fellow Capricorn who like myself and Cameron should have been born on Xmas Day but was late! It shouldn't freak me put anymore that the people I connect with the most are all Cappies. We are all mad as and no one else will ever understand ...
... br> instruments. The "conductor" of the band plays a drum and
something that sounds like a cowbell and is in charge of the pace of
the show. The opera consisted of 3 short stories which were parts of
longer, popular Chinese folk tales. The first story was about a man
who wanted to stay at an inn. While he was sleeping, the man who
operated the inn tried to kill him. Most of the scene was the two men
looking for each other in a "pitch black" room ...
... she liked us so much and wanted us to return (yeah, right). After lots of walking away and general good fun, she gave it to her favourite family for the knock down price of RMB120. Similar stories on lots of other purchases - this haggling stuff is great craic.
Our last stop was for dinner - at the Gold Barn Restaurant close to the market. We were a bit suspect at first, especially as we were the only customers, but ...