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Air China aircraft with the famous Beijing Five (Olympics mascots) pretty sure taking pics is not allowed?

April 5, 2009

in through the looking glass

photo 763686 Air China aircraft with the famous Beijing Five (Olympics mascots) pretty sure taking pics is not allowed?

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Starbucks in Beijing in the “Bar Street” @ Bei Hai (North Sea)

April 2, 2009

in through the looking glass

 Starbucks in Beijing in the Bar Street @ Bei Hai (North Sea)

I have not travelled around the world enough to be a credible source, but from what I have seen, this is probably the best looking Starbucks…
 

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The Legend of Kung Fu again: video of the curtain call performance… the actual show is 100 times better

March 30, 2009

in through the looking glass

From the curtain calls it is easy to see that why Chinese consider this show to be strictly for tourists: cheesy, gaudy, and full of Kung Fu cliches. But it is the same with all the Kung Fu (and Wuxia) movies that we love. So why not just admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this show? There is no shame in this…

The Legend of Kung Fu at Red Theatre. Turns out they are such a well-organized attraction that they have a nice website with preview clips.

FWIW, uploaded the curtain calls I videotaped as a proof that I was there…

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 The Great Wall of China was my great slide. WEAR GOOD SHOES! How come nobody tells you that?

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Inside the Chinese palace is full of tragic tales and horror stories…

March 30, 2009 through the looking glass

The said Concubine Zhen entered the palace when she was thirteen and soon became the Emperor’s favorite. I guess the Emperor’s still-young (according to the modern standard) windowed mother, the Empress Dowager Cixi was not too fond of this fact.

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I didn’t know that you need a Chinatown in China…

March 30, 2009 through the looking glass

’nuff said.

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So proud of my boys; they sat through 2-hour Chinese opera last night after a day at the Great Wall & Ming Tombs

March 30, 2009 through the looking glass

without understanding a single word in the play.

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If you think turtles are cute, how about turtles with head of dragon? They are everywhere…

March 30, 2009 through the looking glass

At one of the Ming Tombs (resting place of one of the thirteen Emperors during the Ming Dynasty)…
and inside the Forbidden City.

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My first picture taken inside the Forbidden City is a sign that warns against vandalism

March 30, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Mind you, the grammar is correct.  But nobody speaks this way.  And this sign is everywhere inside the Forbidden City.
 

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Would you want to have your wedding picture taken with Chairman Mao? Apparently lots of newly weds do.

March 30, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words
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