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... another place he said would be the home of a doctor. He stopped at one place and started gleefully saying to Wills "This is where you live!!" Wills braced himself for the insult he knew was about to be bestowed on him whilst the rickshaw driver told him it was a house the eunuchs would have lived in. The driver was delighted with his gag and made reference to it many more times on our ride.
... in the same queue even though we weren't asked for ID. We started with the Forbidden City, so called as it was off limits for 500 years. Emperors lived there and it's a massive complex with many temples, courtyards, an imperial garden, and various rooms. These buildings are huge even in modern terms and unlike anything we have seen before. Then onto Jingshan Park where we climbed to the highest hill. At the top there's a pavilion for taking in ...
... 2 hour journey to the wall entrance.
The Wall itself
It was spectacular! The view was absolutely incredible with the rolling green covered hills that went as far as you could see. We went for the "lazy" option and rode the chair lift to the top before we trekked our way up and down the many steps. When we first arrived it was quite misty/foggy, but by the time we reached the end of the first side we ventured, the sun was shining and it highlighted ...
... be able to experience some of the latest gadgets and technologies of Microsoft, we were also shown a great video clip about Microsoft’s vision of tomorrow’s business travel:
The only thing I ask myself after having seen it, is the already hot topic of data ownership. Seems like there will be even fewer boundaries and even more transparent consumers – for better and for worse.
... one stop. Well one stop was not our stop, so back on the train the other way, this just took us back to where we started. Stupid station was closed so we had to use the two feet and a heartbeat and trot up there.
We got to the square and saw the best porta-loo ever!! It was a bus which had two doors and male and female toilets, not sure I would want to be the driver as they were a little stinky. After going through the square we headed back ...