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... hear was the sound of people already snoring, people hocking up their phlegm and depositing it onto the floor, and there was the pungent smell of instant noodles and sweaty feet lingering in the air. Oh, how we longed for our own little 2-berth cabin that we had taken for granted on our journey across Russia in. Ramming ourselves onto the little pull down seat on the edge of the corridor, it wasn't long before we heard the whistle outside and the train began to start to ...
... engineering at Dalhousie in Halifax, and had returned home but had a girlfriend who also was an only child and who was insisting that they live with her parents. But the son will still inherit the house, and according to David, it is worth a bomb - several millions in Cdn $$.
Then we got on some pedal rickshaws for a perilous tour through more of the hutongs. Quite fun.
Then back on the bus downtown to a wonderful Peking Duck dinner - ...
... and in the October hol!
After we walked back round through the shopping centre and popped into the market to have another look at the scorpions on a stick… ;) don’t seem as fresh today as aren’t wriggling as much!
Had to take this pic of someone wearing their coat back-to-front… see that a lot here – still haven’t found out why.
... 120 acres. I believe Justin said outside the Forbidden City was the Imperial City, then the Inner City, then the Outer City. Each ring was designated for certain classes of people. At the entrance of the Forbidden City, there is a large portrait of Mao Zedong that is repainted every year during the Chinese version of 4th of July. Inside the first gate was a large courtyard. We walked through 3 or 4 more gates into different courtyards which all contained ...
... given the Korean nature of the restaurant), and also a hopper of charcoal, which went below our table-top grill. We got to grilling and had a phenomenal time! Grillin', chillin', chit-chattin'. We whiled away a couple hours, and had a great meal.
We took a long walk after lunch, taking in a bunch of the little shops and stores around our new hostel neighborhood. Window shopping is a fine thing, when none of the advertising has *any* effect on you. ...
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