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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... a Shane really but I think that's the Chinese way. The Forbidden City was great to see but there wasn't a lot of information about it really so I'll have to read up on that. It's one if the main sights to see in the city so is definitely worth a visit I was so knackered by the evening but when Annie suggested a Kung Fu I thought, when in China! So I decided to go... It was more of a performance mixed with choreography rather than actual fighting but I'm glad I ...
... Olivia really needs new shoe laces when she gets home, don’t let her forget to tell you, they keep coming untied and the older Chinese people in the parks keep trying to tie them for her, and Caroline has learned to use chopsticks. One down, about 10 to go.
Back at the hotel, everyone is hopefully asleep, as I type, and I am getting ready to jaunt down to the lobby to post. The Internet has been down, and none of our converters seem to be ...
... the side and not play at all. Second, there was no speaker system or boombox to play music from. So...Wei Laoshi was playing the music from his cellphone. Imagine me facepalming right now. After a while, the cellphone wasn't working out, so a student got out her laptop and we played the music from there, which was marginally better. Once everyone was fed up with musical chairs, we moved on to the next game: ...
... Mao's picture on the gate to the Forbidden City, so we headed there. Once inside we realised how busy it was with tourists. Absolutely heaving. Stony gave us a guided tour of the main parts to the city, including some history and the story of the 'Dragon Lady' who eventually and single-handedly ended up destroying China's royalty. The craziest part of the Forbidden City was the scrum in front of the . There was dozens of people (mainly Chinese) who were pushing and ...
The first restaurant I went to seemed pricey about 40Y ($6). The meals I had in Xinjiang were 15Y ($2.25) and I didnt want to start using all my cash from day one so decided to look further. Decided to try the other side of the street and went into what I thought was another restaurant.
This was a giant cafeteria the entire length of the building. There were different vendors along the length of one wall serving various noodle dishes, dumplings, ...
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