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Travel Blogs from Beijing
After another sleep in after the late night, I got ready to meet Rebecca and Sammy for lunch. Sammy had sent me the address, but I didn't really know where it would be, so Margaux and I shared a cab, with Margaux going back to her place to sort out some visa things. The restaurant ended up being just around the corner, something I could've easily walked in 5 minutes. Oh well, at least I didn't end up ...
The Bicycle as we know it – 2 equal size wheels, chain sprocket, tube frame - was invented in Europe in the mid 19th century. About the same time, the rickshaw (1 servant) was replacing the sedan chair (4 servants) in China, a form of luxury that the elite were not quick to dump. Bikes did not catch on in China until almost the mid 20th century. But Mao liked bikes, and once it was popularized, China, with lots ...
... and listening devices to monitor all activities while there. 1/2 million people can be in the square at one time. I am blessed that October is cool and not a huge tourist destination, as it could have been the end of me! There were multiple police and military plus cleaning people on blue rascles buzzing around picking up any trash. The size of this square is hard to comprehend. It is the site of ...
Getting used to this routine now..
Breakfast a la buffet.. meet the A1 team and then all aboard for the day's outing..
Our guides Gavin & Olivia are doing an exceptional job.. keeping us informed, on time and catering to any individual requests as needed..
We have only a few hours together as a team then "free" time to wander etc..
It's off to the 2008 Olympic Park area together we go.. Even in the ...
... City was slightly disappointing. I don't know if the name makes it sound more mysterious and ancient than it actually is, but it was constructed in the 1400's and was the primary residence of emperors until the last emperor around 1910. I believe they said the entire site was constructed in only a few years, which is pretty incredible when you look at the intricate carvings and design, but palatial it is not. The emperors ...
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