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After our false start with the Forbidden City on the previous day, we got up early to make sure we had plenty of time to do it properly. We met Jemma at 08:30 in the same place, but this time with far less incident. We walked across Tiananmen Square to the gates of the forbidden city. It was a (comparatively) steep 60RMB to get in. Despite the price tag, the crowds were heaving, particularly in terms of massive tour groups with tour guides with overly loud megaphones. ...
... managed to collect mum's ticket!!!!! Huge sense of relief!
The food is good at the hostel that we ate there, the young guy cooking is excellent! I think he is the cute guy who got sprayed in the eye by the automatic air freshener this morning when i was getting ready and trying to hide as much of my poodle-ness as possible. Got talking to Apple whilst waiting for dinner as she was explaining that the traditional shoes i wanted to buy are considered to be ...
... yuan. Very good deal.
Once we returned to campus, we went to shop at the Stadium Store. I brought a couple iced tea bottles. The Chinese roommate found it weird when I was talking about drinking iced tea back in Colorado. She explained that Chinese people do not drink cold tea.
Today was a great day. I was able to check out a new market and beginning developing my bargaining skills. I am grateful to Sara for teaching me that I need to aim low when shopping.
... res is high.. but we attempt the climb and feel the sense of personnel achievement made. As early as the Jin Dynasty 1115-1234 the area was listed as one of the best scenery spots of Beijing. Listed in the World Heritage Directory it is now a national cultural protected place... and rightly so..
With all of us intact and happy to tick another marvel of the world off our list.. it's back with the A1 group to a Jade Factory to learn a little about this ...
... wasn’t all massages and shopping. We spent one full day exploring the city. First stop was the Olympic centre to see the famous birds next stadium and aquacube swimming centre. Those two structures are pretty impressive up close. The summer palace was also on the sightseeing destination list as it was recommended by the Danes. We took a rickshaw from the subway to the palace. Had a little stroll around but secretly just wanted to get to the ...