Yipinshanshui Leisure Center
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Central Harmony, and the Hall of Supreme Harmony. The largest of the three is the Hall of Supreme Harmony. It was in this building that the emperors held court during the Ming dynasty.
Inner Court is to the north, it is where the emperor and his family lived. The emperor himself slept in a building called the Palace of Heavenly Purity. The Empress lived in a building called the Palace of Earthly ...
... were screaming at me to sit down. However, a few feet away from me, this elderly lady was having a lot of trouble standing. When someone finally exited the subway and left a seat open near me, I resisted the urge to collapse on it and gestured at her to take it. She did with a smile. Later on in the ride, the seat next to her finally opened. She was very sweet then, sort of saving the seat for me so I could rest.
Yao and Anna met up with me at the last subway ...
We thought it only right to have our own Christmas Day seeing as we wouldn't be seeing one another over Christmas and some of us not having a' traditional' Christmas Day (aka on a beach).
The day was just like Christmas Day, woke up with a hangover ...
... will walk away with his purchase, having paid RMB30! After teasing him about this, he reminded me that a Chinese person will NEVER sell anything for a loss. All the "you're killing me here!" or "Just a little more, I've had a very bad day and you are my only customer" was all just a part of the game to part you with your hard earned cash!
Because we couldn't travel via train to Lhasa and visit Tibet, we decided to fly to Kathmandu in ...
Today began just like yesterday, with a
faculty member out on the front bench watching the crowd go by. This
time, however, our talk included an assignment for the day. I was to
look around at the world we've dove into, and reflect on what
communism is to us and if we see it as we wander Beijing. As we
discussed this concept, we stopped and noticed that the residents
passing by our bench seemed...ever so slightly friendlier. Some
smiled, the ones that ...