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... subway and there are stations close to work and home. My commute takes about 45 minutes and I only have to change trains once. Getting around in Beijing is super easy on the subway as everything is also written in English. People are very helpful if they understand what you need. Well unless it is peak hour, you can be pushed over if you don't get out of the way! I thought it was going to be crazy during peak hour on the subway but I never imagined the mayhem until I first ...
... toward this extended before the Olympics did not reach everyone.
After this wonderful morning and early afternoon we headed to the hotel for late checkout.
After we checked out the children were taken away for some activities, while we met with four local citizens ranging in age from 20-60. We were able to ask them questions and they were able to ask us questions about anything - though the questions ...
... by the smog). A highlight for me, for the sheer audacity, was the marble boat, built by an Empress, who spent the country's entire naval budget on its construction! We spent many hours just wandering round and enjoying the peace and the numerous points pod interest until we all started to get sore feet and decided to call it a day. After another long day of walking, we were ready for a spot of dinner and a good rest. We found a restaurant near our hostel and ...
... tea house towards the far end of the park and had a drink before moving onto the Drum Tower.
This was a highly recommended stop by the Melb duo so we purchased our tickets and headed on in with 5 minutes to spare before next performance. The duo forgot to tell us the drums are at the top of the temple with 69 stairs to contend with. Not excessive but when the tread is about 150mm and the riser about 450mm it makes for a steep climb. Sue can only lift her legs 490mm each step so ...
So Thursday morning, Tracy does the 'oh I don't mind what we do' thing, making out that I didn't have any plans (ha ha ha.....!) and promised Andy that he could buy a remote control helicopter which he's been wanting ever since the Romsey show last Christmas. Off we go to the Pearl Market, as there is a toy market behind and the Temple of Heaven opposite (yes, you can see my 'non' planning!). We walked straight into a flying helicopter, a bit of haggling & got one for a ...