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... in all parts of the world that within 50 feet of any tourist spot is a gift shop….this was no exception.
The Temple of Heaven is my favorite of visits in Beijing. The building is a beautiful Lapis blue, round shaped the also known as the temple for harvests. We rub shoulders with the seniors of the city. They come to the park here to exercise, dance, practice musical instruments, sing in groups, play cards along the banisters ...
... muddy. This was our day for a solid tilt at the forbidden city. Do go and see it, because it is on a scale, and design and intent that beggars belief, even given unlimited slave labour. It makes Versailles look like a small country house, Louis XIV would have been furious. Flagging a little at lunchtime we stopped in a cafeteria a little over half way along the central axis of the palace complex. Sue, hot green tea, chicken with peanuts; I beef with potatoes and mushrooms and ...
... the next vertical steep and unrestored section of the wall. This took us up to the highest point and as we got to the top there was just one Chinese lady clapping us, saying 'welcome to the wall!' She had somehow managed to get her stall right to the top, which sold the usual tourist tat, but most importantly, and most brilliantly she sold ice cold beer. We didn't care that it was about 100 times more expensive than at the bottom, this was a beer that was well deserved!
... Looks like great fun and is something we should start up in
So, a great night's sleep was followed by a day of exploring and
planning. We tried to find the local bus to get to the Great wall to
explore cheaper options than the hostel tour but after some tiring
effort we gave up and booked the tour with the hotel for the next
day. We did make it to Lama Temple though and saw lots of bright
colours, fascinating buildings, weird looking statues, plenty ...
... go to one in Japan and order everything in the store!!
We visited the Bund, which is a beautiful walkway along the river. If you look to one side, you see old, European style buildings and on the other, there is the modern 浦东 (Pudong) district. Pudong is where my friend and her family lives and from their 9th floor balcony, I could see the Bund all lit up at night. It was absolutely gorgeous with all of the colorful lights, a city full with life. I ...