I had an overwhelming sense of appreciation for the hard work and talent put into the design of the palace. I was definitely impressed by the imperial garden and was in awe at the sight and beauty. It was also interesting to learn why the rocks were a part of the garden, because they represented women and their beauty. Everything in the Forbidden City was placed for a specific meaning or purpose and this I found so fascinating. I never would have guessed they would make the floor uneven so when women with high heels walked they would have to bow their heads which showed respect and honor to the emperor.
I was impressed with the hard work put into our homemade meal. Everything was delicious and you could tell there was lots of time put into the preparation to give us a taste of homemade Chinese food. I actually have liked every food I have tried so far, except for the Tofu soup.
Oh and the bike rides were quite amusing, and entertaining. The drivers seemed to love lugging us around and it was comical to see some of them try to get the bike moving.
Forgot to mention: I got peed on by the pee pee boy at the tea house! Not just anyone can say that.