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... him as he'd like to help us plan our trip. Depending on how things work out for us, we might have to take him up on his offer. After lunch we headed to some hutongs (narrow streets/alleys lined with restaurants and shops) and roamed around them for a few hours. We then made our way to Tiananmen Square. We saw that we would need to pass through a security check to get in and remembering that Martin had his knife on him we decided to come back another ...
... joined us. We took the bus there.
The Summer Palace was free since my program paid for our tickets. When we first walked in, I was amazed by the beautiful lake and the huge ducky in it. The story behind the ducky was China was shipping some manufactured duck toys to other countries. However, the ship sank and the ducks floated up. Then the duck became a symbol of perseverance.
Stephanie, Karena, and I walked for a bit until we ran into Adam, ...
... three made it. Got back to hotel at 5:30 for a hour hour break before dinner - Peking duck at a very famous Beijing restaurant tonight. There is much apprehension in the room at the moment, so we shall see.
Cindy says she's overstimulated and has tourism ADD. The tour schedule is jam packed with more sights the coming days so there will be no stone unturned before ...
... is only possible to buy a Beijing to Erlian ticket at Beijing Cental Station, nowhere else can sell them to you. We tried a couple of other times elsewhere while getting other tickets but they either said it wasn't possible or that the train was already full. So we had to wait till we got to Beijing to see whether we could get a ticket.
When we arrived in Beijing we discovered that the way we had planned on getting between Beijing West station ...
At 10:15, we went, we got on a plane to Beijing, the capital of China. the water in the airplane was horrible (so I heard- I don't want to try it after I heard other people). I didn't think you could mess up water but apparently they found a way. When we landed we walked to the Forbidden City. There was so much walking. I'm not sure how the emperors of China walked around everywhere. They had a building for everything. The next day (yes, ...
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