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... towers as far as the eye can see. The wall is “three horses wide”. Those involved in the construction of the wall, often died from fatigue and were buried within the wall. The area outside the wall has all been cleaned and rebuilt. The Olympics surely changed many venues to impress the visitors. There are no longer street vendors hawking “one dollah, one dollah”. It’s all sanitized. The countryside is ...
Early start, to travel to Temple of Heaven Park, to learn some Tai Chi from a Master. A massive parkland area in Central Beijing, where all the locals go every morning to meet up with others to do dancing, tai chi, shuttlecock,cards, mahjong, hackysack, lovely atmosphere , friendly cheerful people enjoying their morning activities. Beautiful blossoms, trees abound amongst temples in the background. After the Tai Chi, Bob did as well, was feeling great , some nice stretching ...
... was live scorpions on a stick! Literally 5 scorpions on a kebab stick wiggling around! As we walked through the food street with the disgusting stench of the famous pork poo intestine lingering everywhere (either that or the cyclo driver was following us) we was also offered another variety of foods. Frog, snail, cat, dog and a flattened pigs face that looked like a mix between a Percy pig and a loony tune cartoon that had been run over by a steam roller. ...
... the vast number of pearls on sale.
Later that night we went for a 5 min walk round the corner to see Tiananmen at night… and arrived just in time to see the fountain display.
See the 'slightly large' bowl of flowers in Tiananmen square?
My pictures & vids don’t really show just how busy it was – I just can’t get over the difference between coming here ...
... wanting to be personal guides, but as soon as we bought our automative translators we were basically left alone (little earpiece that you rent with english guidelines on the various areas of the Forbidden City). The Forbidden City was incredible - huge in size - with entrance after entrance of amazing structures, architecture, beauty and of course thousands of people. We really enjoyed it ...