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... joined by three of the members of ACTE's Asia Counsel and like the day before we were served a traditional chinese dinner and it was all delicious - and expensive, but luckily Greeley picked up the check.
After dinner we went to a German bar and had a couple of drinks before bed time.
The first part of Monday was cultural activities as well and we went to Tiananmen Square, where the Chinese National Museum, The entrance to the Forbidden ...
... and sweaty with the humidity but thankfully getting a IC (Oyster card) was easy and the subways are air conditioned...heaven. Out of Dongsi station two blocks down and down Lishi Hutong, Dongcheng we found the 161 Hostel. And it is wonderful. Both a cafe/chill out downstairs and a hotel/hostel we felt like we'd been sent to paradise. Clean sheets, a constant hot water shower and loo paper- glorious. We were at this moment so sweaty we ...
... would be: safe travels, that the receiving of Jaden would go smoothly, all the paper work would be done quickly and with out too much red tape or hassle. Haliey has be suffering with a really bad cough at night that is giving her a restless sleep and keeping the rest of us up at night. We all could do with a full nights sleep.
Well the alarm will go off rather early so I need to sign off. Next time I email we will be a family of 5!!!
Ok so we got up at the crack of dawn to get a head start in the day and that went tits up;-) Lost more time buying tickets but couldn't the ones we wanted as it was too early.
Headed to the main place I wanted to visit in Beijing, the White Cloud Temple which did not let us down at all. It is so relaxing to be away from the madding crowds and to be able tp amble around and pray without being pushed, shoved and elbowed like happens in so many attractions. We spent a ...
... that the Emperor used for various purposes. I'll let you look at the pictures and read about the different buildings. Justin told us all the roofs are painted yellow because yellow is symbolic for earth which is one of the five elements in Chinese beliefs (earth, fire, water, metal, and wood). Yellow is symbolic for power and was a royal color. Anyone who wore yellow that was not of royal blood was killed. The bottom of the buildings are red which is symbolic ...