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... s picture) and I received pointers on how to do
selfies from the wonderful young people who are on this trip---I’m old
enough to be their mom and they are so kind and accepting and warm with
me. Youth, however, is so beautiful! How jealous I am that they have
so much of their lives ahead of them!
Today, back to Tian’anmen Square, time in the eye-popping Forbidden City, and a visit to the
Summer Palace, which was built by one of ...
... a mission, we thought very wrongly that coats and shoes would be cheaper in China, that is most certainly not the case. We go into H & M because I think that must be cheap, as it's quite cheap in the UK, nope, an average coat is £50 and I'm shocked, especially when I see it is made in China!!! We also go into many other department stores and have never seen so many branded goods and they are expensive, I'm talking in the hundreds. I don't really understand, ...
... that the people love. It really is a huge and rather austere square. Another quick walk back to the bus and we went off for our much vaunted Peking Duck roast lunch. The Restaurant was called Quanjude, it was well organised and the service quite slick. Again there was a good variety of dishes with the highlight being the carving and serving of the duck. We were then supposed to be shown how to wrap them in thin pancakes but that didn't happen and we just made do. ...
... something we been looking forward to. Seeing the Great Wall of China. Like the typical German he is, my boyfriend made sure we were the first jackasses on the bus. Off we go, leaving Beijing and into the countryside of northern China. Our first stop was the Ming Tombs. Once again, it was freezing cold. Each time we had to stand while listening to Lin lecture us about what we're about to see was pure torture. The freezing wind went ...
19th September 2012
This morning we woke after a lovely lie in. Neither of us stirred until 9am which is very unheard of as we are usually both awake by 7.00 so we must have needed it. It was a lovely hot day as we ventured over to the main Train Station of Beijing to try and book our tickets for our train to Xian on Monday. When we arrived it was chaos with people everywhere. No one seemed to know what was going on and the ...