Chang Gong Hostel (Emperor Guesthouse)
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We had a half a day in Beijing before heading to the airport. Lili was such a good sport the whole trip that I let her pick something she wanted to do, so we went to the zoo and aquarium. It was a very relaxing morning, and the aquarium was really nice. We finished our time in China with a delicious dim sum lunch and we all tried chicken feet, even Hayley and Lili! ...
... of our own. We had seen a number of non-Chinese at the
Great Wall but only saw two or three as we walked. Occasionally
people would smile and nod back to us. We checked out some shopping centres and generally found things to be
very expensive. That should save us some money. Depending on how
up/down-market the centres were, reflected in the type of toilet you
might expect to find. Up market ones usually just had European
toilets, others might have both, ...
... the way home we passed by yet more local delicacies at the night market… tarantulas, centipedes, frogs and sea urchin… we were starting to feel very unadventurous.
After a lazy start the next day (letting our feet have a rest) we went to Summer Palace, where the emperors used to holiday and spend time with their concubines. This was lots more pretty buildings and boating lake and a nice place to chill out. Occasionally we felt like the tourist ...
So, Saturday – Lou Rose & Barney got married, we hope that you guys had a lovely day and look forward to seeing some photo’s, and sorry we couldn’t be there.
PS. Just to finish off now, finally added the photos. Good to speak to Mum & Dad on Skype this evening, and fab to speak to Sarah, Myah & Sophia too - cheeky girls, kept sticking their tongue out!!! Actually, so did Andy.... children!!!!!!
Today I was going to go to the Bird's Nest however I was advised that it was a long way out of town and not really set up for tourists to see. So I bought a postcard and went shopping instead! I found the pearl market which I am told is THE place to go for fakes. You could buy everything from iPads to Chinese fans. My best deals seemed to be the ones when I literally didn’t want to buy the items! I barely browsed ...