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... we climbed several flights of stairs through a beautiful, woodsy garden. At the very top was the most magnificent temple. We could encircle the entire temple and see Beijing stretch out for miles until it disappeared into the haze far away. Directly below us lay the Forbidden City. Savannah and I couldn't believe just how massive the Forbidden City was. I was shocked that I'd walked all the way through it without feeling too tired or sore. Inside the temple, ...
... about 30
seconds – far too many shrill ladies looking for a bargain in the
shoe department. We took photos then crossed the street and had an
unidentified dinner then returned to the hotel via a mini market
where we purchased milk and an icecream each – a trumpet and a
magnum, with the Streets symbol. They were really nice.
last night in Beijing.
Saturday the 2nd of
November – We ...
... continue as they were not expensive and will not be worn again, especially as the shoes more or less crippled me) just to create the space needed for everything else!
Once packed and out of the room and breakfast had, we headed to the Summer Palace for our last touristy part of Beijing. Before going there we attempted to go to the post office for Lara... this wasn’t as easy as we thought it would be. We went to 3 and ended up not leaving for the ...
So I've been getting some questions concerning demonstrations that have been springing up around China. These are ant-Japanese demonstrations. The reason for these are that Sept 18 is the date the Japanese invaded Manchuria in the 1930's. This was the start of WW ll for China and led to other events such as the rape of Nanking which led to the massacre of 800,000 people ...
... has launched in an attempt to promote Buddhism in today's culture. We then had the gift exchange, where Exeter university gives a photo of Exeter, and seems to receive all kinds of generous gifts in return. Here we were given a fabric bag each with 3 books and a bracelet. I will see how my weight limit is doing, but I may have to leave the books, but the bracelet is pretty!
Following this meeting we had a group photo, and then were taken to dinner, where we ...
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