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On our first full day in Beijing we visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We had time to walk around, although not everywhere as this is the largest public square in the world, 100 acres, able to hold over a million people. I was expecting to pick up the energy of the square, but I just could not feel the presence of any history, the way I did in Berlin when I crossed the bricked lines in front of the Brandenburg Gate where the wall ...
... many nice courtyard restaurants surrounded by red lanterns and pretty gardens, and we have eaten in many tucked away backstreets in the early hours sat on tiny stools with the locals and furry rat shaped creatures that were rummaging in the bins and climbing the trees next to us. Food roulette out here has taken on a new level with all the creepy crawlies on offer. Purchasing anything where you can't see what it looks like before is a risk that we haven't taken too many times to ...
... 1911 Revolution led by Dr. Sun Yat Sen. However, from this exhibit, I confirmed that he has lived to a ripe old age of 62, passing away only in 1967.
The exhibits tell stories of his exile after he was chased out of the palace in 1924. From then on, he escaped to the Soviet Union where he remained for most of his life before he was deported back to ...
Last day in Beijing! And I'm a bit glad, I've seen enough of this city. Especially all the shouting and yelling of vendors everywhere on the streets and markets. 'Here buy nice sunglasses!' 'Hey lady hey lady, silk scarves!' 'You want name in stone?' 'Look, chopsticks' ' Hello! Hello! See, pearls? You want pearls?' NO I don't want pearls, do I look like I want pearls??
And this city is just too big. But there are things that I like about here. I ...
... at the majestic buildings.
We were up early on day three as we spent the day at the Great Wall of China. The Wall stretches for over 8,000 kms in total. The area of the wall within Beijing region is about 300 km´s. We were super excited to get our first sighting of the wall from the cable car as we approached. Stepping out onto the wall and ...