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... constant stream of food being served to us throughout the night. Apparently, the secret to the Chinese people staying skinny despite of all the food is tea. Needless to say, I have been drinking copious amounts of the same in hopes that by our last destination I will continue to fit into my pants.
Post dinner drinks were at a German bar in a clubbing district of Beijing. This is where we loosened up and finally let the fatigue of the day wash over ...
... my name for him. When I finished writing my name, he showed off his paper to the whole class and that started a huge uproar of excitement and within seconds, students were lining up, trying to get my autograph. I felt like a celebrity just for the simple fact that I was a white foreigner. The authentic experience I had craved for learning Chinese turned out to be very authentic and full of happiness and many smiles! Thank you Bonnie's class for being great hosts! All 42 of you!! ...
... sofas and other places to sit and not much else. My favourite bit of The Forbidden City was actually the view of it from the Pagoda in the Park that looked onto the City. This was much less busy and also put the Forbidden City’s size into perspective.
I thought Beijing was pretty cool and feel although I didn’t do everything, I did all the important sights. From Beijing I got a Bullet Train to Xi’an which I will talk about in the next post so all I can say is Bye For ...
... we're heading to Pingyao, one of China's few remaining, well preserved walled towns, apparently. They're probably everywhere really but I'll go along with the tale that we're seeing something both unique and special, like the magic beans I bought earlier. Interesting fact of the day :
There are supposedly 32 million more boys than girls (under 20 years old) in China. How did they manage that given that girls are more likely to be born?
... next to the Forbidden City and saw people enjoying the gardens. Some of them exercising doing Tai-Chi or a more vigorous exercise. Then we came out from the gardens to see a never ending place. It was Tienenmen Square. What a sight! One accesses the square by going underground because the traffic is very heavy. A sight to remember all of your life.
Again our hosts knew where to take us for lunch so we went to the best dumpling house in ...