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... were possible to visit, and how we could arrange to do it all. Planning in half-hour increments, in retrospect is of course unrealistic. Especially when our flight was delayed a few hours getting us to the Temple of Heaven at 5:58pm instead of our scheduled plan of 4pm. I am specific with the 5:58pm thing because our planning prepared us for a 6pm closing of the temple, yet we were still not allowed in! It was frustrating to have our first plan not work ...
... nan had passed away. After a few tears and a lot of hugs we all went off to start our day. Our first point of call this morning was the Drum Tower and Bell Towers - two towers to the North in old Beijing once used to announce the time (drums for waking, bells for sleeping) but now tourist attractions. We walked up the steep steps (good practice for the wall) to the top of the drum tower for the 10:30am drum demonstrations and check out the view of the city from the north. Next ...
... for the trip I reckon. Shoes, bags electronic goods was all on sale at very cheap prizes. It was a 6 floor indoor mall and the quality of the fake goods was spot on. I think we'll be back one day with empty suit cases. So after our breakfast this morning and nearly missing the train we have another 4 hours until we reach Xi'an...the home of the Terracotta Army! I've been looking forward to seeing this for a long time. Until the next time.... ...take it ...
... quality as well as expensive, so we have planned accordingly buying quite a
feast of foods and snacks for a mere 41 RMB before arriving at the station!
Arriving back at the hostel we made friends
from all over; Germany, an ex marine and even a couple who were affected like
us by DOMA, one being from California the other Estonia. We sadly parted from
our new friends and ran to find a cab to get us back to the train station. A local
... fact that you are actually walking along one of the oldest and largest man made structures in the world. Unfortunately due to the ever humid Chinese weather the view was very limited so couldn't see more than 20 meters at some points. But it can't be helped so didn't let the weather dampen our spirits even if it did leave us rather wet.
Hot Pot was on the menu for tonight's meal and Lily took us to try her favourite restaurant. It wasn't what ...