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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the Great Wall in Mutianyu. It was amazing! We went up chair lift and then we walked about 1 hour on the wall. It is not straight at all. It is a lot of climbing! But you have an extraordinary view and it feels amazing to be there, standing on one of the 7 World Wonders.
On the way back we took a coasting slide (German: Sommerrodelbahn) downhill. It was cool! Being German it did not really fit with being on the Great Wall as this for me is something breathtaking and very ...
For my first day in China, I thought I would check out Beijing- all of it. As lofty as that goal was I tried my darnedest, yet only managed a measly 10%25 of the city at most. I started the day where any trip to Beijing should start - at the Forbidden City, followed by Tian'anmen Square before grabbing a bite while doing a little shopping on Wangfujing Ave. I am not sure what I ...
... the throngs of pushy people and I get upset at lightning speed. Mix that with the fact that this zoo is massive beyond reason and I was done with the zoo after about 3 hours and we had only seen about 1/3 of it. The zoo has some saving graces that made it worth it in the end, though.
I am, of course, talking about the panda exhibit! There aren't very many places where you can see panda bears, and the Beijing zoo is one of them. I'd never seen a panda before yesterday, ...
Jade Museum, Beijing Duck
We got to sleep in until 7:30 this morning! Woo hoo!
We went to a Buddhist Lamasery this morning. There are 2 days in the lunar month when Buddhists come to burn incense and pray to the Buddhas. They are the 1st & the 15th day. We were lucky enough to be here on the 15th day of the lunar month. We also witnessed the Buddhist monks doing their chants.
Next it was time for lunch at ...
... everyone at work was giving me tips on where to shop, how to barter and what to buy. The Pearl Market was a huge recommendation so we headed directly there from the wall. I found it to be a horror show of women screaming "Lady you buy memory card? Lady you want bag? Lady what you want?" and grabbing our arms and tugging us into stands. And then trying to rip us off with the bait and switch or make us feel guilty for asking for a lower price. Most of us just wanted ...
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