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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 …
... This did have one unexpected bonus though, as we were treated to our first truly blue Beijing sky. As we sat there, buffeted by near storm force gales, I suddenly spied a little Chinese conical hat hanging just at the entrance to the roof. “Go and grab that hat will you mate? We’ll get our photo’s wearing it”. It was at this point that I knew Dan’s luck was out of town for the day, as he walked over and put his head into ...
Now for today; we started off with breakfast (due to my status with Hilton, it is free...so so so wonderful!!!). We thanked (Xie Xie) and said good bye (Zai Jian) to the staff that took such great care of us. I wished we didn't have to leave. We also went downstairs to take a few more pictures, finalize the bill and thank the desk and concierge staff for their support as well. Then it was back upstairs to ...
... br> We rounded the day off with Beijing Roast Duck (Peking Duck for the English) and it was amazing. We had been hankering after duck for around 1 month but we had decided to wait to Beijing as it is their speciality. The duck pancakes were so tasty that we almost ordered another Duck straight off. We spent the rest of the evening drinking local firewater (Rice wine with snakes, scorpions etc in it) washed down with beer and woke up the next day decidedly hazy and ...
... Instead we made our way to the Forbidden City, where we spent 45 minutes waiting in the most ridiculous crowd I've ever seen just to get tickets. It was one of those crowds in which you can't tell which limbs actually belong to you because you're being pushed and pulled in so many different directions at once. But we made it without suffering too much damage, and proceeded to explore the city. Not knowing much about the history behind the Forbidden City, ...
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