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... s bells were used, in conjunction with the Drum Tower’s drums, as Beijing official timekeepers through the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties – until 1924. The pair of towers date to 1272, having been rebuilt in the 1440s and again in 1745. I climbed the steep inner stairs to the giant bell, which weighs 69 tons and is 23 feet tall.
Next I climbed up to the Drum Tower, just in time for the 2:30 p.m. drumming performance. Afterward, I enjoyed views ...
... look of his nets on the windows.
First impressions. Not bad. Will be an experience.
There is a shower with sink linking 2 rooms. But OMG. What a smell.!!!!!! I think it will be wet wipes for the next few days. We will see how it goes on that side.
Toilet is at the end of the carriage. We can’t use the toilet in Stations as when you flush the loo the track gets a clean or not if you ...
... developing all the children as they are at vastly different levels of English, but it's fun and there are worse ways to spend a day! Some days I think I've got it, and have a really good English circle where they are all interested and attentative, then days like yesterday where I wanted to throw the towel in as half of them were badly behaved yesterday...... Good days make up for it though when we have fun making mooncakes for example for the mid autumn festival, or getting ...
... themselves against air raids, poisoned the remaining lions, tigers and leopards. On the eve of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the park housed only 12 monkeys, two parrots and a blind emu. The park was reopened to the public in 1950, and on April 10, 1955 formally named the Beijing Zoo.
Since then the zoo has developed rapidly to cover an area of 40,000 sq metres..many animals bought and added since the 1950's now has the zoo capacity ...
... themed bar was very useful as a reference point ( why James knows of this place, I do not know) and we get redirected only to get lost again. We enlist the help of a friendly local, named frank... And frank got a loonie as a Token of our Canadian gratitude. Hot pot is a whole new concept to me. The apparatus looks like a giant ying/ yang symbol. Water or oil and spices are simmering as you add in your options. Everything from tasty mushrooms to shrimp to tofu skin ...
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