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... pulling our luggage along. The taxi driver had dropped us at the wrong entrance to the station! Thank goodness for the information that Andy gets from www.seat 61.com site as this site describes in detail how to negotiate and use major train stations around the world.
We departed from Hanoi for China at 5:30pm in a single-carriage train with only a Mongolian couple as co-passengers! The train was Vietnamese and, as it operates on a ...
... in the government, politics, the views of the average Chinese to their possibilities for economic improvement (generally very positive), how much an average condo costs, what size are apartments etc. But as he says, what is said in the bus, stays in the bus. He will be with us the whole trip, but we will have local guides in each of the other cities we are now visiting.
Xi'An is of course, the home of the Terracotta Warriors but was one ...
... there are sooo many in Beijing....
Being the Chinese October holiday and it is busy busy BUSY!!!!! (understatement)
but I knew it would be.
- but didnt anticipate it being just soooo hard to get a taxi driver to take us to our hotel... this was because taxi drivers do not want the hassle of going round some roads that are closed due to the holiday.
anyway long journey over ... sleep
... buildings in the forbidden city have figurines of the dragon, phoenix, and the children on the corner of the roofs. The number of figurines varies from 3-11 and is symbolic for who is allowed to enter the buildings. 11 figurines meant only the emperor (and maybe the royal family?) could enter. Fewer figurines meant less and less important people could enter. Most emperors had 1 wife and 100's of concubines. One emperor had 37 children.
After viewing the ...
... around until it comes back to you! Elizabeth thought that idea was really cool and I think she wants us to get one for our table back home! Olivia, one of the big sisters on the trip, and Elizabeth also thought it made a nice pretend DJ table.
We then took a very warm walk to Tiananman Square – it is hot here, not as hot as Oklahoma, but definitely more humid! We were told we were lucky because it wasn’t as humid as yesterday! Gee, we ...
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