Marco Polo Parkside Beijing
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... etc were way more expensive than the home prices! Away we go.
Decided to take the subway towards downtown and see what we could find. First off the price was 2RMBs (Chinese Yuan) each...approx 40 cents and the train was fast (TTC needs to take a lesson)! I was expecting jam packed and hot, but no, air conditioned and roomy. I have been told since that downtown and during rush hour is jammed. We decided to get off and see what there was to see (we were ...
... but our favourite aspect was the walk around the lakes, across bridges and along paths winding through the trees. Another highlight was an old Chinese man who asked us to take 8 photos of him with me, and then Lucy, separately in various locations - we're still a tourist attraction. We spent the whole morning and start to the afternoon in the Summer Palace as by the time we decided to leave, we realised we'd have to walk the whole way back that we had come (a long, long ...
... folks can live (there used to be a wall surrounding it, but it collapsed as time fell), and finally the outer city. There were 4 gates (giant, red buildings) leading into where the emperor slept. Going in, there were always 3 gates or bridges, and only the emperor could use the middle one. The outer two were for family, concubines or workers. We saw where guards currently sleep, and in ancient times very high ranking officials lived there. ...
... reception helps us but she thinks we're mad going to wall in the afternoon & via taxi. Not sure if the taxi driver actually knows where he's going but at least Adam can smoke in a taxi. I'm find this quite amusing but think all this smoking everywhere may start to annoy me. When we get there we discover its quite remote so we manage to convince the taxi driver to wait for us. We were going to just wing it back but a local lad called Ant convinces us otherwise. ...
... wave length a lot of the time and I feel like a great friendship could come of this. You are amazing and truly inspiring, but please stay away from any markets. These three are the best people and they really pulled me up when I felt like giving up. I love you guys and I hope we can meet up soon. All in all, this trip was amazing and inspiring. However I'm glad to come home to terra firma. England, I'm coming home. See you on the ...
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