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Rather than collapse into bed, we decided to take a walk otherwise we would have woken up at 3:30 am! The sun was setting. We weren't hungry so we searched for snacks. We went into a nearby mall and saw that in 10-15 years China may be a hockey powerhouse. The mall had an indoor ice rink and there was a hockey clinic going on. These kids were only …
... the way.I was warm so we shed some layers as we walked but stopped for rests in the shelters and enjoyed the cool mt. breeze coming in the windows.We need to read the history on this, but according to Jack, there was much fighting between China and Mongolia and this wall was constructed to keep the Mongolians out.
The second attraction we visited was the The Palace in Bejjing where the Royal Emperors resided for several years. It ...
... quite interesting as the buildings and gardens were built in the styles of the various 55 ethnic minorities in China- I would have liked to have a proper look but the guide was too keen to get us to a silk factory/shop to stop!)
Now we didn't really want a silk factory visit but 1 couple (argh) said they might like it so we all ended up there (nothing like as interesting as the one we visited in Cambodia- by choice). However Steve did find a dragon tie ...
After two weeks of blossom and even a shower or two, spring is already drawing to a close in Beijing. With temperatures creeping into the high twenties at the end of this week it was time for the Europeans to strip off the layers and laze around in the sun under the pretence of doing work, while the Chinese looked on in confusion from under their umbrellas and wide brimmed hats between generous applications of total sun block.
With Easter just ...
... for a standing ticket, whereby they cram an extra 100 people into the hard seat carriage and fill the gangways with people who simply stand up for 14 straight hours (whilst chain smoking)…through the night. It didn’t actually matter whether it was night or day though, as the floodlit carriage stayed that way all night. I was grateful for a swift 2hrs sleep in the end, but even more grateful to get off at my stop. FYI snoring and guffing weren’t an issue here :)