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... with lots of history
Our first stop was Tiananmen Square. The huge public square is best known to us in the west as the site of the infamous 1989 massacre. But of course, if you search in China on Bing (not Google; that's blocked here), then they'll tell you nothing about that.
Instead, you'll learn about Tiananmen Square as it is known to Chinese people -- the site of the gates to the Forbidden City, the Parliament Buildings, and of course, the ...
... hips. The only way I could manage in the steeper parts was by coming down with a sidewards walk, holding on to the rail. The reward for our climb.....2 magnums only because by that stage I had wobbly leg syndrome and needed a sugar fix. The next stop took us to the Jade Factory where we had many sales assistants attempt to entice us to make a purchase. Some people on the tour purchased pieces of jewellery but I prefer not to embark on such impulse buys. ...
... slang but apparently it's just like breathing for us Aussies! I already have them saying mozzies, shout (instead of round of drinks), mate, stirring (as in winding someone up) and shortening names like kaz, Daz, Maz... Just to name a few. It's quite amusing to hear them say it and immediately have a very polite go at me for rubbing off on them hehehe! My centre is known as ZGC (as no one can pronounce the name hehe) and is in the 'tech district'. Apparently the area is ...
... not native Chinese ones. The duck was impressive, and I had been wanting to see it for awhile. Beijing had gone duck crazy, and the memorabilia was popping up everywhere, I figured I had to go and check it out, see if it was worth the hype.
I also visited the Confucius Temple, which I had not visited before. The Confucius Temple was a temple built in 1302 and was used for years to worship Confucius. Confucius, of course was ...
... Great Wall, which is meant to be the less 'touristy' part (fingers crossed!) and also planned to go to the Summer Palace tomorrow as its meant to be a must see after the Great Wall and Forbidden City so hopefully it will wow us! Just a last note aswell - Liam did help to write most of this entry so well done to him and I take my comment away that he wouldn't contribute :)! I'm more like that editor that checks through his many spelling mistakes and adds the best comments in after ...