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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... Nest and Water Cube illuminated. We only stayed for around 20 minutes, just long enough to take some pictures, but it was a cool site to see.
On Monday, we had our last day of "class" in Beijing. We first were taken to the Hutong area in central Beijing, where there is a large neighborhood of traditional homes and businesses that have been preserved. Many of the homes and buildings are ...
... off for the Summer Palace, another World Heritage site, which is not a palace at all. It is one of the 4 best gardens in China. Jason tells us that the Summer Palace was built during the Qing Dynasty by Qian Ji, the longest living emperor who lived to be 89 years old, as a gift to his mother on her 80th birthday. The Dragon Lady, Empress CiXi, so loved the Summer Palace that every May through October, during her 47 year reign, she ruled ...
... you've bought
in bulk, you can easily replace the sticks in your bracelets and
necklaces as the light in them runs down.So however you use your glow
stickThomas Sabo Lederarmband
or necklaces, enjoy them! For a form of night time decoration that's
more cheap, more fun, more flexible and more comfortable than
traditional jewellery, buy in bulk to make sure you never run out of the
ultimate party ...
... into by a cyclist on exiting the taxi! Thankfully Beijing has a bit more to offer than Britain's second city, however it seems to lack the personality that Shanghai offers. We did the usual - Tiananmen square, forbidden city, the great wall (or as we discovered 'the great stepladder of China') and the Olympic stadium, all worthy of much better superlatives than the list above and so in fear of loosing our faithful, captive audience (and our iPads battery life) ...
... they open, but I have yet to see the crowds which they frequently show on tv. I was somewhat looking forward to seeing the hordes of people but am yet to see this.
Tonight, Ford, Ulli and myself are off to the train station to try and buy tickets to Harbin during Spring Festival. With any luck, there will be tickets left. We’re planning on traveling on Chinese New Year itself, so hopefully China’s 1.35 billion other people will have decided to stay home and ...