Five Historical Sites. American Tourists. Hilarity Ensues.
YUAN MING YUAN RUINS
Black Swan Watching? Movie screenings are common at Yuan Ming Yuan.
Attack of the Chinese Middle Schoolers. This was actually terrifying.
Illegal shots of the Ruins. Who pays an additional 15 kaui when you can just climb this hill in TOMS, almost slip to your death, and take pictures that way?
Don’t stand like this while riding the subway. You could lose a finger.
Where the bus dropped us off. Yes, this is the middle of nowhere. No, I don’t see the bus stop either. (After approximately 30 miles, we found it. No worries.)
I hate scribblers, too. (Not the ice pops. Those are actually quite good.)
There appeared to be an event that day. We weren’t invited. Although we were gawked at by the performers.
He’s such a fab animal!
OLYMPIC GREEN AT NIGHT
Those girls probably just took a picture of us. Also, I’m really excited to be there?
I was in charge of the flag for about 5 minutes. The power was almost too much.
This is the longest corridor in the world. One day my culture teacher, Swallow, asked us if we had corridors in America.
Again, Swallow told us this story a little differently. She told us to have a dialogue with a fish. And that was it.
I don’t know who is more excited. PS All along that bridge are lions and you are supposed to count them (I forgot why…maybe that’s why I got to ten and decided it was time for lunch).
After this madness, we ended up eating outside on the ground. Ahhhh, McDonald’s.
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
So you’re supposed to stand on this stone and say something. Since the structure is a perfect circle it will echo back to you. It doesn’t really have the same effect when 12 people are vying to put one foot on the slab.
Might as well JUMP! (Not as easy as it looks. This took numerous shots to get that certain High-School-Musical-Poster look.)
Well until next time,
PS More pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lryoung26/sets/