Hotspring Holiday Inn Beijing Moon River
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... we walked around that night. It was a nice balmy Friday evening, a lot of people were out and about strolling and seemed to be enjoying life. There were a lot of restaurants and bars in both neighborhood (Hutongs) with a soft warm glow and in more popular urban areas. We hung out in one of the popular neighborhoods called Nanluogu Xiang. People seemed generally happy and having a good time whatever they were doing. There were a lot of affectionate couples out and about ...
... labour.Originally an imperial garden, it is now a public park... with the best view of the Forbidden City and 360 degrees of Beijing from the main central Pavillion. With five pavillions and several halls the park is popular with tourists and locals alike. It also has the biggest peony rose garden in Beijing and during May each year, with the 20,000 peony roses of some 200 varieties in full bloom the park displays a wonderful ...
... point. Then we wandered back to the Forbidden City and paid our 40Y to get in. I bought some water (2Y = 32¢ !!!) and ritz crackers to tie me over until lunch.
The Forbidden City was pretty phenomenal and full of various gates and chambers to explore. We wandered through the treasure gallery and saw some beautiful pieces of jewelry from the Qing dynasty. Then to the hall of clocks... Where we saw hundreds of fancy clocks from different ...
There have been some definitive moments when I've visited places, where for just a moment everything is still, quiet and my sense of how insignificant my time here on earth will ultimately prove to be. Giza, Machu Picchu, the Colloseum, Palenque and even the statue of David. I had another one yesterday standing on top of a 2000 year old watch tower, looking east and west seeing the great wall disappear over the horizon.
It truly is ...
... issues of poverty and education in rural areas and the role of international and domestic organizations in trying to improve it
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