Super 8 Beijing Jufeng
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... rooftops and 10,000 rooms (for the wife and the many concubines, um hmmm....)
I was surprised that there were not as much trees and gardens and flowers at Forbidden City. It is rather barren and open, cold and impersonal, the purpose being more for collection of troops and greeting caravans of visitors.
Lunch is vegan, a restaurant that features monks' recipes using bean curd, otherwise known to us ...
... but others, such as sweet and sour chicken, were prepared for the tourists.
After lunch we were taken downstairs to see some jade carving and an explanation of the manufacturing process. We then had half an hour to browse around the shop. As expected, everything was very expensive and we didn't feel tempted, although there were many beautiful pieces. Angela particularly liked some fine jade bowls that were "only" about $1,000 each!
... path. There's a certain sort of feeling that can only be found in such isolated, natural settings. We hiked along this section for around an hour until we reached a militarized section. From here until the end of this section, the wall was blocked off. Instead we had to take a rugged detour off the wall. This detour led us down a steep decline of loose gravel and through thick shrubbery laden with what sounded like bees. Needless to say we were all grateful when ...
I am now 2 days into my fortnight of a Qigong retreat, the idea being to learn the basics of Qigong energy healing and where better than in China with master Wan at his medical centre along with his Chinese students who are here for years perfecting the art.
The centre is an old military building as Master Wan was a 4 star general in the Chinese army and worked as a medical officer using Qigong to heal not only soldiers ...
... blocks can be found individual houses all sitting together in a grid with no green space whatsoever. One new development even had its own Italian style Campanile and Duomo! None of these developments were, as yet, inhabited.
Once we passed through Tianjin, which took ages as the rush hour traffic was chaotic, we boarded the Bullet train for the 33 minute trip to Beijing which was over 90 miles away. Boarding the train was not without incident as ...