a mini-TB meet-up
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August 21st, 2009 – by: princeza_9
I had to walk a bit west on DongChang'An, and as predicted, so were many other people.
Inside Gu Gong was the same as I remember. Maybe less scaffolding inside, but there were still crowds and crowds of people. We got to one part where I was almost crushed by idiots who have no consideration for other people. I wasn't even interested in whatever it was that they absolutely had to see, I just wanted to cross to get to the other set of stairs.
Moving on, we wound our way to the Gardens. And again with the crowds... it's a recurring theme!
But this time we were sidetracked by art.
1.) I'm going home soon. And I would need to pack that.
2.) At home, where in the condo am I going to put it?
So I just said no to art, and we went back to the garden. We'd been looking for a specific tree where an emperor and empress had their wedding picture taken, and we finally found it. We had our picture taken there for fun, then we decided to head back to the southern entrance of Gu Gong since I had no idea what (if anything) was at the northern end.
Once out of Gu Gong, we headed back east to see if we could find food. We managed a restaurant with kinda lousy food, so we continued onto Wangfujing since we were only a block away.
Oh well, a few more freckles to add to the massive collection. After Wangfujing we took the dreaded Line 1 west to Muxidi, only to find that we couldn't get inside our desired destination- the Capital Museum. Apparently, it closes at 5, but stops selling tickets at 4. We got there around 4:30.
So we sat and had a lovely conversation, then met up with a friend of hers (with a colleague). From there, hot pot! Chicken this time, but they were eating nasty mushrooms. I did not consume any of those vile fungi. (Right about now, Mom's rolling her eyes and making a snarky comment).
The good night ended there, as I was on my way home to nurse my sunburn. Nalie and I parted ways at Dongdan since she was heading back to her accommodation. The rest of my trip home (GuoMao, then on foot) was soundtracked by O-Town. I know, I went cheesy old school there. But whatever, I was the one listening to it and I happen to like their songs still. Though it is quite the contrast to Linkin Park and Nickelback, but that's for another blog on another site...
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