Motel 168 (Beijing Anzhen Bridge)
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... but dividing the two is the border crossing where the railway gauge changes. Rather than bother the passengers with changing trains the thing is divided into separate carriages that are jacked up while the bogie assemblies are swapped. A lengthy process which involves passengers being tossed around and thrown against the walls if they chose to stand at the wrong moment. We did wave at traffic on the road in the hope that somewhere driving through the Gobi desert were ...
The early afternoon involved our first experience at a Chinese school: Lixin school in Beijing, a school of 2,600 students. 120 students in their high school band!!!! They rehearse 3 times a week for two hours each time. Suffice it to say, they sounded wonderful. Ms Hope & Mrs Wood were able to have a conference with their Coordinator of arts ...
... reduce blood pressure, fight diabetes, reduce cholesterol and lose weight) Litchi Black ( improve blood circulation, helps prevent Amenia) and Fruit Tea (desert tea to prevent ageing).
Food Street at dusk was very entertaining with a mixture of locals and tourists. Stalls sold cooked spiders, crickets, silk worm larvae, star fish, goats penis and many more delicacies! Being early in the trip, it was not time to risk the side effects and I waited until our restaurant meal for ...
... We had tofu skin with mint in a chili-vinegar dressing, sauteed mushrooms (not the kind you get at home), bean leaves, Squash and pork, deep-fried prawns with deep-fried lemon leaves (unbelievably good!), and a baked fish to finish, with a hot and sour sauce. It was so exciting to not have to order and the flavours were simple and tasty.
Today we decided to splash out a little and try a restaurant in the Embassy district, famous for it's Peking ...
... are 40 of us. Everyones from all over the US and there's a large group of people from Notre Dame. We wasted no time visiting sites.
Tuesday we went to Tiananmen Square. The part that has Mao Zedong's giant photo was under renovations so I didn't take any photos. I'll go back in the winter to see if the work is completed so I can get some good shots. We also visited the Mao's Mausoleum. He is preserved and on ...
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