Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wednesday 08-08


































Yesterday we went to Tian an men square - it was really crowded because today there were festivities as it is exactly a year to the Beijing Olimpic Games (08-08-08).

Afterwards we went to a tea house where they showed us how they make different types of tea. Oolong tea means black (Oo) dragon (long) and is the oldest and most traditional tea.

In the evening we went to the Beijing Circus which was really amazing! It was a bit like Cirque du Soleil but with children acrobats!

This morning we went to a silk store and manyfacturer and learned all about the process of making silk. A beautiful but expensive store!


Afterwards we went to the Summer Palace. We were only there for a few hours so it was a bit rushed. I would have loved to spend the whole day there! We took a Dragon Boat from one end of the palace to the bus.















Afterwards we went to the Canadian Embassy for the Naomi's Visa!

Tomorrow we are going to the Silk Road (or is it market? I am translating; rue de la soie) to look for bargains. Our guide has warned us that there is no real silk to be found on Silk Road - strange!

13 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

What amazing photos!!! Sounds like a whirlwind of a time. Enjoy!

Keep smilin!

Two Kayaks said...

Amazing pictures, Julie! How are you all faring with the heat?

Beverly said...

I love the picture of the hand on the wall.

Beverly

Mary & Eric said...

Love all your photos but whoever took the one of the hand on the wall is a genius.

Donna & Joe said...

Awesome photos. I LOVE the one of Naomi's hand on the statue...totally framable!

Donna :)

Those who serve the little dictatrice. said...

Loved your pix!! What nice memories they bring back. :) So fun to see how your advneture is progressing!!

Abby's Mom said...

Very cool pictures today!

Janet said...

Those pics are so great! Thanks for sharing!

tracy said...

Very cool photos! Enjoy your time!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Beautiful photos... oh, how I miss China. Your daughter is breathtaking...
God's Speed home

Colleen said...

HA! I was actually thinking of you with the festivies going on over there. You were smack in the middle of them huh? I love all the pics.

OziMum said...

Great pics! We saw the festivities on tv last night!!! The actual parade/show was in Tienimen Sq wasn't it? Wow! And you were there the same day!!!

Naomi looks so comfy in your babyhawk! I'm definitely considering one now!!!

Funny! No silk on the silk road! Bit like, no ice in iceland?!!!

Tracy said...

Beautiful photos! You ave captured China well in pictures :)

Tracy
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