We also stopped at a Mongolian horse show, which featured actors riding horses (presumably Mongolian) accompanied to eclectic music, ranging from Mortal Kombat to Gangam Style (the crowd loved that one). The audience was also treated to some kernels of wisdom about Genghis Khan, such as:
“He lived with himself and rats. But he learned from the words of others. He learned that the only enemy is in yourself, and don’t blame your country, poverty and home.”
Those were some smart rats! Though this wisdom sounds a bit pacifist for a man largely known for his warfare and conquests…silly rats!
**Jeju Island is the only place in Korea that the Chinese can travel without a Korean visa. And travel there they do!
*** The Chinese generally prefer to drink water at close to boiling temperatures, believing this provides health benefits. I didn’t care for this much when we first arrived in China, but I’ve grown to like it, especially in winter!