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... entry consists mainly of photos. The yellow ones are helpful driving hints that are posted alongside the freeways ...
... of the small 'water towns' near the city are supposed to look great. Soft sleeper tickets are a hefty £80 and so is the five hour bullet train. I want to get the 'hard sleeper' (includes a bed) twenty hour train, as it's about £30. I find out that those tickets are booked up for days and days. I really need to escape Beijing so I just get a seat for £15 figuring it will just like an aeroplane but with better views. As I'm heading south, I assume ...
... and deep are 50m. In order to use the deep side of the pool you must pass a test, which is fine if you can be bothered with the hassle, I couldn't! Disappointment aside I really enjoyed my swim, using a 50m pool is always a pleasure and getting a 2km swim in while travelling felt good, fingers crossed it won't be the last. Apparently Australia has one of the highest ratios of people to Olympics sized pools in the world so I'll try ...
... the Forbidden City. Although it is huge, it is the smallest of many gardens in the City. We hit peak bloom for tulips and cherries, so there was a lot to feast the eyes upon. Also many gnarled, 500+ year old cedars. Then, on to Tian'anmen square to experience the massive space there. It is ***********ceive of a square large enough to hold a million, people, even while standing in the middle of it. We had Lunch at the 100 dumplings restaurant, a place famous for serving ...
... and chairs was in, and began her musical tai chi routine. Gorgeous. ^_^
Off to the biggest tourist attraction in Beijing! I'll leave most of the history to Wikipedia (it's well worth reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_ City). We entered (as all visitors do)from the south, under the Mao portrait, and through a series of impressive gates. We purchased entry tickets, and also an automatic audio tour, which uses sensors to trigger the ...
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