The first day in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing, faithful blog followers!
After our ten hour long, overnight train from Shanghai, we found our hotel and traveled to the Forbidden City. Pictures of Mao Tse Tung hung from buildings, were printed on t-shirts and mugs, and covered pamphlets to remind us of the revolution and the new order of China. What moved us most, though, was the rich history of the dynasties that came before China as we now know it. We have continually been amazed at the length and depth of China's history; it makes America look like only a newborn. The Forbidden City was absolutely massive, with its different gates, meeting places, slave quarters, concubine housing, and elaborate gardens. Though still only a dim picture, our understanding of the grandeur of the lives of the emperors and empresses is much clearer.
After an informative tour of the City, we went across the street to Tian'anmen Square. This is the site of a great democratic movement that took place, so this experience served to both enlighten and sober us.
Throughout this stimulating day (and every day so far), an amusingly large number of people were snapping pictures of us, and if they were really bold, they asked to pose with us. Who knew we signed up to learn celebrity culture too? Tomorrow it is off to the Great Wall! What a privilege! We are learning so much about ourselves, the idea of culture, China, the bigness of our God, and the importance of not just learning about things from a textbook, but getting the real life experience. Tata for now! - Joy

20110522-024911.jpg

20110522-024926.jpg

20110522-024944.jpg

20110522-024958.jpg

20110522-025004.jpg

Comments

  1. Aw, i thought this was an exceptionally good post. In notion I must set up writing like that additionally – taking time and actual effort to produce a very good article… but what / things I say… I procrastinate alot and by no means manage to go completed. Game Terbaru

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed
    in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get
    there! Appreciate it
    Game Online PC
    Judi Slot Online
    Jendela Olahraga

    ReplyDelete
  3. This post is very simple to read and appreciate without leaving any details out. great work!

    daftar game terbaik
    game pc
    info olahraga

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed
    in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get
    there! Appreciate it
    Games Fever
    Slot Online
    Jendela Olahraga

    ReplyDelete
  5. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.
    hasil bola
    berita olahraga
    dunia sport
    berita trending
    trens berita

    ReplyDelete
  6. nice blog and im really love to read this such a nice article
    visit us at ==> http://185.214.124.138

    ReplyDelete
  7. Haloo pak^^

    Kami dari SENTANAPOKER ingin menawarkan pak^^

    Untuk saat ini kami menerima Deposit Melalui Pulsa ya pak.

    *untuk minimal deposit 10ribu
    *untuk minimal Withdraw 25ribu

    *untuk deposit pulsa kami menerima provider
    -XL
    -Telkomsel


    untuk bonus yang kami miliki kami memiliki
    *bonus cashback 0,5%
    *bunus refferal 20%
    *bonus gebiar bulanan (N-max,samsung Note 10+,Iphone xr 64G,camera go pro 7hero,Apple airpods 2 ,dan freechips)

    Daftar Langsung Di:

    SENTANAPOKER

    Kontak Kami;

    WA : +855 9647 76509
    Line : SentanaPoker
    Wechat : SentanaPokerLivechat Sentanapoker

    Proses deposit dan withdraw tercepat bisa anda rasakan jika bermain di Sentanapoker. So… ? tunggu apa lagi ? Mari bergabung dengan kami. Pelayanan CS yang ramah dan Proffesional dan pastinya sangat aman juga bisa anda dapatkan di Sentanapoker.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Great Wall

A day spent with TJ's Girls