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... was epic. Of course none of this was actually happening, but being able to picture a scene other than an area chock full of tourists was critical. The buildings in the Forbidden City were magnificent and somehow familiar. Because the architecture is classic and unique to China, I have seen an abundance of buildings that replicate the structure of those in the Forbidden City. As a result, I had to continually keep reminding myself that these were the ...
A lazy morning was the order of the day after a busy week. We wandered into "town" for a spot of lunch. We went to a little cafe type place to have some steamed buns to start us off and then popped next door for some noodle soup and a glass of black beer (the first non-lager I had seen in Beijing). It was to be the first of many beers today, as Paul and Ben were getting to Beijing today and they were sure to be thirsty! Kim and I went back to the hostel ...
... are all around the world!
I also met a mom and her daughter at church who live on the same campus as I do. Kif is a Fulbright fellow teaching law at the university where I am staying, and Isabel is her really cool 13-year-old daughter. I rode the subway home with them and then was invited into their apartment. They gave me some food, including KETCHUP. Yay! I am eternally grateful, and I love my new friends.
I am so grateful for the presence of the ...
... with the fact that everyone is pushing). Getting off-- you go against the wave.
Subways are the same everywhere… except in Beijing you have to put all your bags through security check.
Cars do not yield to pedestrians. It is all fair game. Cars will not slow down for pedestrians, even if the cars are turning right on red. Pedestrians do not stop for cars, even if cars are hurling down the street. I ...
... just how curious until when we were walking around the summer palace and a local lady bounded up to us dragging her 2 children along holding a camera. Initially I thought she wanted us to take a picture of them but no she shoved the children next to us and they had a picture with us!!
Daryl also had this experience on the great wall. Both Matt and he have beards so maybe that's got something to do with it! A bit of an odd experience thou!