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We woke up nice and early to start off our first full day in Beijing.
The downside of going on a female dominated tour: 8:30 in the lobby ready to go... by myself.
Our bus driver took us into the core of Beijing to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
We spent a long time there, walking around, taking pictures, and learning about the history.
It was really hot.
We bought ...
The pictures speak for themselves!
We have lunch booked on this tour so we meet an Irish couple, some Germans and some Spanish. I quiz the Irish couple about their traveling, they are staying in hostels and have just done the Trans-Siberian express. They are doctors and have just qualified, we tell them what we have done and they are mightly impressed, I think back, not many people plan ...
The day began with breakfast (after a great hot shower eg we are no longer in UB!) in the restaurant. A buffet one ($10 pp) with both western and Chinese food. Pretty nice and good coffee too. Grey sky but warm as we left the hotel to catch a taxi to Beijing North train station. It eas fom there we had read one could buy train tickets to Badaling, a place close to the great wall. We did anticipate difficulties but initially we seemed to get ...
... plane for thirteen and a half hours all the way in the back with all that turbulence. They won't have enough barf bags on board to keep the cabin from overflowing. I always get sick when sitting in the back because, like every nervous traveler knows, that's where you feel every little bump. It's like being on a psychotic roller coaster with a broken track. I often rip on my partner for being a stereotypical German, by that I mean ...
... awaited our food, only to be surprised by what turned up! At a guess we think we ate a plate of different types of sea weed and Chinese mushrooms that had a lot of chili on with something else that was nice but had no idea what it actually was! We ate what we could of the food (seaweed being particularly challenging as beginner chop stick users) and went to pay the bill where an additional 3 pound had arrived from somewhere but seemed a pointless battle to argue as they ...