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南京 Nanjing

Wandering

To start my journey this morning, I hopped on a bus to Nanjing West Railway Station. I headed first to 阅江楼景区 Yuejianglou Scenic Spot (Yuejiang Tower Scenic Spot) near the Yangtze River.
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Part of the ancient city walls of 南京 Nanjing built in the 17th century.
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阅江楼 (Yuejianglou) Yeujiang Tower at the top of the hill.
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Looking west from 阅江楼 Yuejiang Tower over the ancient city walls of 南京 Nanjing and a palace towards the industrial part of the city.
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I spent the midday wandering back to the shopping district following the side streets. I observed one woman defeathering a chicken over a street drain. Many shops had chickens hanging outside for sale.
I stopped in a KFC for lunch. I ordered just a chicken breast and a cola (as the Koreans call it). Wanting a little help to tear the meat off the bones (and to not get too much grease on my Western hands), I asked the young man behind the counter for a fork (pointing in my travel book). He was confused and went to ask a coworker and she clearly explained (by holding up her hands to him) that I did not want get my hands dirty. So then he offers me two disposable gloves... I declined and went to eat with my hands.
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The entrance to the Presidential Palace of the Republic of China.
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The skyline of 南京 Nanjing from within the Presidential Palace.
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