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Travel Blogs from Beijing
I'm now sat in the hotel room looking at the amazing view from our window. Now, when I say 'amazing' that might be an exaggeration! I can actually see a flat roof, lots of high rises and a crane, which is building yet another building! There is a Chinese looking building in the distance, but apart from that, we could be anywhere!!
Our guide George met us at the airport - ...
... of my China tour and I just think they're all brilliant. Food for thought! Anyway, back to the blog..... We took a taxi over to the Summer Palace as we'd heard it was worth seeing and it didn't disappoint. It's a massive area with, amongst other things, a tall pagoda overlooking the huge lake. Like many of the historical sights in Beijing, it's been damaged and rebuilt again several times either due to war or just general disrepair. There was so much to ...
... br> Sinclaire, Emerson, and Kyle you would have LOVED the dinner we had tonight, I so wish you could be here with me. I haven't found anything pink yet, SInclaire, and Emerson, I will see Lili tomorrow and give her your pictures and hearts, and I was so proud to use the numbers you taught me when the receptionist at the hotel desk asked for my room number before breakfast. Wo-Eye-Knee (which is my pronunciation/spelling of "I love you")
... the things you suddenly realise!!
Andy was searching our limited selection of TV stations last night for the Premier League footie games, but couldn't find any. Then found an internet site that streams it live, so managed to watch some of the Wigan v Chelsea game. Everton have their first game tonight against Man U, however it's at 3am our time so won't be watching it....... By the way, the site is available in the UK too
... comparison so we were happy and a bit relieved! We decided to go to the Summer Palace for the afternoon before our tour meeting at 6pm, which was an hour away on the subway. The Summer Palace was an imperial garden and residence used by the Chinese royalty. At over 300 hectares it's easily the biggest royal palace we've ever seen! We walked around the grounds, over the white stone bridges and through the temples and pavilions, taking in the Chinese architecture. We ...
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