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... and the bracelets are often handed down to a bride by the mother-in-law representing acceptance of the woman.
We had lunch on the top floor of the jade factory. The room looked like a wedding reception hall with white tableclothes and white covered chairs. The lunches and dinners have always been around a round table with a lazy susan in the middle served family style. One problem is that everyone is constantly spinning the ...
Many of you may have wondered why I decided to write a blog during my travels in China. Truthfully, while I do find it's a great way to document my time overseas, my intentions were much more simple - I want my son Zach to be able to read about my journey like a storybook, each new day a different chapter for him to read before he goes to sleep at night.
Daddy loves you Zach.
Ok, now on to Day 1 in China:
I've never ...
Days 6 + 7 Beijing
After an enormous weekend of nonstop adventures of
sightseeing, and spending time with their buddy’s host families, the girls
energy was completely spent come the arrival of Monday morning. Without a day of rest since their
arrival, separating from the warm sleepy comfort of their dormitory beds was
going to prove to be their newest challenge. Reluctantly peeling the covers
back, the girls find their feet, wash ...
... went to the Ming Tombs. We went to the largest built in the 1400's. It was the tomb of Emperor Yongle and the Empress Xu. The tomb is named the Chang Mausoleum . This was the Emperor who moved the Capital of China from Nanjing to Beijing. It was very nice there. No big crowds... We were able to see everything.
Our guide decided to take us to the Jade Store next. It was interesting to see how they make things. They turned on the lights just for ...
... in pretty much anything & you can download music for free, and totally legal. How cool is that. Needless to say we’ve been updating our music library, as we play the i-pod so much without a decent radio station or decent tv, that we’re a little bored after 7 months!
Hoping to speak to Mum tonight, Skype has been pretty rubbish quality at the moment, so hope it’s ok for now & Christmas day. If anyone wants to say happy Christmas ...