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 …
... part of the wall, an angle of almost 90 degrees for one section! What views we saw! Now the Great Wall continues for 3750 miles (it used to run for 6200 miles); seeing the snaking Wall continuing and continuing, I fantasized hiking the whole Wall one day, but make no mistake, this is not an easy climb. It was a totally wonderful, fantastic, extraordinary morning, unforgettable, climbing the world's greatest civil engineering feat.
... soon as we got here we were told we aren’t allowed to take pictures of the police, they however have absolutely no issue with taking pictures and videos of us. As we stood in the street trying to avoid the many flying firecrackers a group of cheerful policemen stood back taking pictures of the western tourists. People wanting to take pictures with us or even just of us has become normal, especially when in a large group. Standing outside with the remains ...
... people approach to help us, people approach to have their picture taken with us and lots of people who are just interested and want to talk to us in English - very nice.
For the past week we have been living with a family in a southern suburb of the city - Dave and I stayed with a young family (wife, husband and baby) and their parents, while our Belgian friend who we arrived with stayed with the young cousin or the lady we lived with. He's 19 (the Chinese ...