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... between China and Melbourne is three hours. All areas of China also have the same time zone, which made it easy to adapt to the time. We had two hours to kill before our next flight, majority of us just lounged around on the provided seats. We all looked drained of life and half asleep. This was the first place in which we were able to have the experience of using Chinese Yuan. It was difficult to work out the currency difference at first, ...
... were planned according to social classes. This meant that if you were of the upper classes you lived closer to the Forbidden City center and palace. Within the hutong there are gated residences that face onto a courtyard. Several families share this space.
With modernization of the city, came the sad truth that many of these historical hutongs have been torn down to make way for bigger buildings. Some hutongs remain protected and ...
How would we describe Beijing?
Honestly, you have to see Beijing for yourself to understand the city. Things happen here that you would not see anywhere else, When we say things happen, we look on thinking "what the hell just happened" and to every other Chinese person around they dont bat an eye lid! Here is just a few of the examples we have to share that stands Beijing out from any other city/country.
1: A full blown ...
... refreshing. In all a satisfying way to end the week.
THE JOYS OF METROSEXUALITY IN BEIJING
One of my regular pleasures is visiting my favourite market called Ya'show, situated in the heart of the city's bustling western bar and restaurant area, Sanlitun, where I go on a weekly basis. The market has four stories of clothes, electronics, gifts and souvenirs, where I rapidly discovered the joys of bargaining. The girls who run ...
... We then went to find something interesting in Beijing so headed for the Lama Temple (Yong he gong). Only about a 15 minute walk from our hotel and ¥25 entry. Finally something decent. I lost count to how many shrines and temples were in there, also mini bell and drum towers. Each shrine held a different statue of worship. One crazy guy was praying at every statue and hitting himself, even the Buddhists were giving him funny looks! The very end shrine held a humongous 26 meter ...