Purple Jade Laguna Resort
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... into a cafe. Rubble and old box cars have been combined and painted into a sort of street maze. As if the outside isn't cool enough, most of the galleries were free. Everyhting from photography to sculptire tto paintings, out on display for the public. One exhibit was an ode to CHina, in all the different ways that multiple artists imagined it. Another display took single people and opened them up to the world. By this, I mean Saddam Husein's sons ...
... Pandas are hard to see which was overall disappointing.
Jack had managed to get us matinee tickets to an acrobatic show at the Beijing Chaoyang Opera Plaza. Spellbinding and spectacular. We could not take any photos but bought the DVD. The best $9.00 spent in Beijing.
Jong got us back to out hotel about 8.00pm and after beers on the terrace, we headed down to a little western cafe at the end of the street for pizza & pasta.
... the first and second days. She is always smiling. We were eating and talking, and she was talking on the phone. Next thing I know, she handed me the phone, quite unexpectedly. It was Ada! I had to go outside, because there was too much noise in the cafeteria. Turns out, Guo is Ada's mother-in-law. When Ada told me that, Guo could tell what we were talking about, and could see my surprise, and she gave me a BIG hug. Love her!
I was happy to hear ...
... the wall is how steep some portions are. It was hard enough just climbing up and down the stairs - I can't imagine being a worker who had to carry supplies and work materiels up or down those stairs.
The other tough part is that the stairs aren't the same size. Some may be really short in height - say the height of a single brick. The next step may be 3-5 times as high. ...
... driving when we went out to the great wall - getting out of the city was one thing, the freeway was so busy & queues for the toll, once out the other side we were moving ok, and what amazed me was the undertaking of the Police car,in all 3 lanes AND the hard shoulder!! It just seemed the norm, so if any of my traffic cop mates are reading, you'd have had a field day! Once in the countryside, undertaking seemed the norm too, and horns replace indicators as they do in the ...
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