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We've been celebrating Alyssa’s 10th birthday since we were in Sydney, but finally the actual date arrived. The presents were modest things that we picked up in Beijing (thankfully horses figure prominently in Chinese culture, and an English-language bookstore was nearby). Dinner was at a fancy Peking duck restaurant and the birthday cake was an equally fancy confection that we found at one of the massive malls.
... food from Wumart for our train journey tomorrow. There is some interesting food in there, I took some photos. Best thing about going in there is that you know the price and it doesn't change and we don't get ripped off!! Off to get some food now probably from the bakery. I have never eaten so many carbs!! Then early night as train to Xian is at 10am and we are getting a taxi at 7:30. Night ...
... cookies, so I grabbed some of those to enjoy.
After finishing my meal, I continued reading my Beijing guidebook at 9:35 a.m. We crossed from Russia into Mongolia about 12:05 p.m. and then into China at 12:46.
Breakfast was served at 1:00 p.m. Strange there’d be a breakfast service when it’s already afternoon at our destination. Another lunch would be more appropriate to the time. I asked for the Chinese breakfast option, listed on the menu ...
... beyond the people, the weather and the warbly "authentic" Chinese music blasting out of huge speakers along the length of the wall, there was there no denying that as you look out at the Great Wall winding its way across the tops of never ending green mountains infront of you, you cannot help but be impressed.
In complete contrast, we made it to the Forbidden City in the blistering heat - and what a place! Absolute chaos!!! Thousands ...
... and very beautiful. Everything was lit up very beautifully. We also various groups of what I will call dancing ladies. They are groups of ladies in an open space, dancing in formation to music playing from a stereo they have brought along. Not sure what its for but it's nice to see. Back at the hostel I headed back up to bed pretty quickly as the lost sleep had caught up with me, I thought I had done quite well, making it til 9pm local time. My first thoughts ...