Metropark Lido Hotel
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Today was very busy. We got up pretty early so we could head out to Tiananmen Square to see Mao's Mausoleum. Mr. Wallace wanted to get there early because you can stand in line for hours just to see his mausoleum. We arrived and it was pretty insane. There were tons of people everywhere, but we all got in line and waited to see his body. Probably …
Today was one of those days that I truly realized how amazingly packed but fun our schedule is. In the morning, we visited the Great Wall, then we drove to the Summer Palace, stopped at the Temple of Heaven, had Peking duck for dinner, and watched a kung-fu show. We had the chance to meet both our chairs and one of the schools that we knew well …
... scarf is actually very beautiful, for 50 RMB, about $10. I'm really glad I had it in the end, as it was quite helpful to keeping me nice and warm. We trekked off, up a road, past the KFC (!!!!!!!), the hotel and more shops and restaurants, to the ticket office. We were clearly taken to a majorly tourist part of the wall, as I have read that there are other parts that are not in good condition, and probably don't have a ticket office. We got through ...
... the Eight Foreign Allies invaded Beijing, the Dowager before fleeing the capital with the emperor ordered the eunuchs to throw the concubine into the well. Hence the name of Zhen Concubine Well. (thank you Wikipedia). As a child I loved watching Chinese soap operas set in the era of Chinese dynasties so it was amazing for me to walk along the same pathways as past Emperors and Empresses. I did hold myself back and not embarrass Reggie by purchasing a ...
As we walk back to the hotel we feel we have graduated from a newbie tourist to ones who have learned how to gently nudge and push through lines. We know how to cross a city street that has bikes, scooters, cars and buses whose drivers sort of obey the traffic lights and lanes. Our general strategy is to stand in the middle of a group and follow their footsteps.
And so ends our stay in Beijing.
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