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... course, is persona non grata in China - although most of the monks were from Tibet. A huge Buddha, the largest in China, eighteen metres high and sculpted from a single white sandalwood tree is in one of the five halls of the temple – an awesome sight.
I loved the Summer Palace, which was used by the emperors of the Qing Dynasty during the hot summer months. The Palace is in a park containing the large man-made Kunming Lake (now part ...
... Taj Mahal, Cappadocia, Victoria Falls, and I think the Forbidden City and the Great Wall are in this category too
Beijing 4-21-13 We were Met by Shiqiu Sun, a friend of HM's who lives in Beijing, who took us to her lovely apartment for a home cooked dinner. Shiqiu arranged a full program of sightseeing for our 2.5 days, including the typical tourist stops and numerous opportunities to sample foods typical of Beijing. We checked into a lovely hotel called Double Happiness, converted from an old home. It felt like we stepped back in time when we entered the lobby. 4-22-13 First stop was Zhongshan ...
... with the mother have been kept at a minimum. My little brother speaks English very well. He's been studying it for 8 years now. He is currently preparing for his college entrance exam (gaokao). This is like the SAT on steroids. People's futures are destroyed by this thing. imagine taking the ACT or SAT one time and having that determine wether or not you get to go to college or work in ...
... looked like it might be packed with chillies, but we convinced ourselves that we could just eat more of the chicken and less of the chillies. However, on its arrival to the table, it was ALL chillies and Sichuan peppercorns. Not only this, but the chicken itself was very dry and as such we couldn't just eat the chicken. Dipping it in the Dan Dan noodle sauce did enhance its tenderness but not its flavour and our attempts at eating the chillies with the chicken ...
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