30 hours and counting
This is my last full day in China. I have a meeting with the folks at Light in the Box this morning, lunch at Hooters with my Austin friend, Chris, and then tonight…
Tonight I will go to Nanluogu Lane
Nanluogu Lane is close to the Forbidden City, which has about 800 years’ history. Hutongs at the eastern and western side of the lane are opposite to each other, maintaining the planning pattern of “Punnett square” streets, lanes and hutongs in Dadu of Yuan Dynasty. As a kind of uadrate yard architectural complex, it has longest history, the biggest scale and the highest grade and it is best preserved, where the Ancient Dwelling House of Wanrong, Seng-ko-lin-ch’in Royal Mansion, the Ancient Dwelling House of Sichuan Governor-General Kuijun and other cultural relic protection units are located. When in Nanluogu Lane, whether you go to “Passby Bar” and other leisure bars for get-together and watching Peking Opert or you go there to look for ancient relics and appreciate folk customs, the ancient and simple gate and exotic alcohol brands, you not only can experience historical flavor and fashion breath, but also be immersed in the strong Beijing-flavor culture.
The education that I have received on this trip has been wonderful. I can see myself spending lots and lots of time here in the coming months and years. The Chinese people with whom I have had the pleasure to come in contact with are warm and receptive.
My dvd collection grew quite a bit this trip. I am stocked for at least two months. The $15 monthly fee to netflix goes so much further when the cost is $1.30 per disc. It’s tough not to come home with 40 or so new movies.