The hill you climb up was made from the earth that was displaced to make the moat that surrounds the Forbidden City.
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I was expecting big, hot and busy when I set off for Beijing. Words failed as soon as I arrived.
There are kites shaped like butterflies, swallows, dragonflies and centipedes. There are kites that stretch all the way across the ceiling of the shop and kites that are so small they can fit into a regular size envelope.
1. When I visit Beijing, I worry less than usual. The smorgasbord of inexpensive massage offerings helps.
I begin my stay with a foot massage. In a...
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