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... and unbelievably delicious. The closest thing i can compare it to is a sweet, curry-like quiche. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City were our next stop. According to Howard, Tiananmen Square is like the gigantic front yard of of the Forbidden City. There are even soldiers standing guard next to the flag, taking four hour shifts. We crossed Tiananmen Square and entered the outer part of The Forbidden City. Now, the Forbidden City is literally a city ...
... 22) and they
tried to get money from me (blood out of a stone). Once we started
to walk away, the 111cny was OK. Pete is very happy with his
purchase. We wandered back, stopping at shops, and taking photos on
the way. It was getting smoggier by the minute creating a gloomy
again we had missed lunch opting for an early dinner instead and
hoping to return to the same place we had eaten two nights prior. ...
... I went all out and bought 2 embroided wall hangings; one with a circle of coy fish on and one massive one with beautiful cherry blossom on it – I got her from the price of 280Y to 180Y – only £18 for stunning art work ... no more shopping in China!
That evening we went in search of sushi, and boy did we find it :) Back to our normal shopping centre down the road, annoyingly not as cheap as we’d have hoped but it was really good. Between ...
Soooooooo earlier in this blog I mentioned that I often eat steamed bun dumplings. I told you they're called "biaozi" in Chinese. Well I was wrong.....so wrong. In fact, they are called "baozi". I learned this when I went to look up the Chinese character to write a sentence ...
... where we did a walking meditation around the outside to the sound of Buddhist chanting. I found it very peaceful, I don't know about the rest of the group - I think quite a few people found it a bit odd, but I really enjoyed it.
Then we were shown around the rest of the temple. Apparently parts of it date back over 1000 years ago, including the bridge (a picture should be attached) where you could see where the stone had worn away from where it was ...