Monday, June 30, 2014

Great Wall Moments....Farewell China!

Thanks Jacky!

Thanks for keeping us all safe, for the fun, for teaching us so much about China from the first Emperor to Mao as the last Emperor, for introducing us to the new China with "special Socialism" and a new way of life. You are an AMBASSADOR, all caps!

Tasting Seven Teas!

Ai Wei Wei's "Bird Nest"

and the Ice Cube and Mary

Hutong, Beijing

Bicycle Rickshaw ride through the Hutong, dinner at the Hutong prepared by a chef who used to work for a Chinese Chairman. The dumplings......delicious! Our guide Jacky's analogy......"We Chinese are like the dumpling, you have a little taste and then you figure out what is inside. You Americans are like pizza, all sorts of toppings and everything out there for everybody to see. You are good people, I like you." We also like the Chinese people, especially those Jacky's age and under who are part of the new China. Now we all have a "cousin" in China.