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... to a stop and had to scoot myself going again. But I did get a decent amount of speed at one point and it was really fun. I videoed it on my GoPro. That will be fun to watch. We took the two hour bus ride back to Beijing, had dinner, then back to the hotel. I was so tired but still had one more day of sights to see.
The fourth and last day in Beijing was going to be a bit of a relaxed day. We started out by going to the Temple of Heaven. I was excited to see that and ...
... start as we were off to see the The Great Wall of China. The wall is rather impressive but it's hard to imagine its size as you only see a small part of it. It undulates quite a lot so it was quite a workout walking along it especially as the steps are all different sizes with no consistency. It is also Autumn in Beijing so the trees are turning colour which provided a lovely backdrop to the photos. We got a short cable car up to the Great Wall but the best part ...
... of 1989, but none this was mentioned by our guide when telling us the history of the square. Lunch was at a restaurant where we were the only non-Chinese and I nearly caused an incident when I moaned at the guy on the next table who was just in the process of lighting up whilst siting under the no-smoking sign. The Temple of Heaven was a refreshing change as there were less people than at the other places we have visited. This site is also popular for couples to have a ...
... and Deb had a very quick look at the Beijing Zoo. Went to see Panda's and Golden Monkeys. Many people don't like Zoos and whilst it can be sad to see animals confined this zoo is definitely worth a visit. Some of the enclosures are old and the glass is dirty but the animals seem in good condition. Graham and Sheila went to a Llama Temple which they had to pay for ( they were done again !) Ben and Debbies entry was part of the tour. sucked in!
... realised the extent that Australians use slang until she answered my questions literally. For instance, I asked "how did you find class?" and she replied that she found the room number on her timetable, etc. It's been fun finding these little differences between everyone.
Everyday I am learning more, and getting more used to daily life here. It has been so rewarding so far, I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for me next!