We had lots of fun over the weekend seeing Millennium City Park on Saturday and Shaolin Temple on Sunday. Saturday's adventure was a bit more relaxed, we were able to go around and tour as we wanted. We saw lots of people in period costume, dressed as they would have been thousands of years ago when this was the capital of China and Emperors were still ruling on high. This was the ruling capital in Kaifeng, China and The Forbidden City in Beijing was the summer palace. Nate's assignment was to write about each of the places that we went. Grudginly he did just that.
Shaolin Temple is a place that we want to go back and see. The show is especailly neat and we want to go again once we can understand Chinese better as the MC talked for a long time in Chinese and said one or two words in English. The temple dates back to the 5th Century and is possibly the best known of all Chinese Martial Arts and Buddist Temples. We hope to tour and see more of the different Buddah's there. We did see the Pagoda Forest, the resting place of monks of high standing. There are 7 levels of enlightenment and these are displayed by the type of 'Pagoda' that was built to hold the ashes of the monk.
Last night we tried a new street vendor for dinner. It was some kind of bread with egg and various toppings. Nate and I only wanted what looked like peanut sauce on ours, Chuck got the works which turned out to not be as spicy as we thought. Today is cleaning day at the apartment.