Super 8 Beijing Longcheng
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... wait in the rain for a good thirty minutes until Frank gets the authorities to put out a tannoy announcement.
The place is heaving with tourists, the overwhelming majority of whom are Chinese. Keeping groups more or less together through the tour is a challenge for the guides. Frank has a pole with a placard for us to follow, although we find some of our colourful umbrella designs more helpful. The Chinese generally opt for group hats, which would ...
... some pictures. The plaza (which is huge of course) was filled with vendors selling all kinds of trashy stuff, spots where you could dress up in Imperial dress and have your picture taken as Emperor or Empress, food stuff. You have to pay to go in to any of the venues and David said it was not worth it, and unfortunately some of the facilities are already showing signs of decay inside - especially the Bird's Nest. The Water Cube is being used, but ...
... Later, our professor took us to see the main Tienanmen Square. She explained each building including the National Museum. A Chinese girl was following our professor. So creepy.
Shari and Chris had to leave since they had a class to go to. My professor took the rest of us to see the National Theater. The theater was stunning. Too bad we couldn't see the main inside since it required us to buy tickets. So, we checked out the outside of the building. It was basically ...
... paved, there were sidewalks lined with tall beautiful trees, few horns honked and most traffic laws were obeyed. The people were as I mentioned so happy and I loved the social, communal aspect of it. I could tell Thomas and perhaps others didn't appreciate Beijing as much as I did. He kept commenting how people were always trying to sell him stuff and pressuring him. I couldn't help but think - try India. You have no idea. Tara and Bruce liked India but they went in January ...
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