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... to our roots. We ordered a platter of spreads, a mushroom burger and a pizza followed by some chocolate cake and complimented by a cider for Martin and a hot chocolate for me. Everything was handmade on site – even their ketchup and vegan mayonnaise. It was all excellent and really made us feel like we were home again. We had set up a specific time to meet Mark so we went back to the apartment to wait until he was back in his office. Once ...
... are so positive when you talk about your experience, and have become so independent. Way to go!
Jen--I know that you're a schedule girl, and I admire the times that you've stretched and rolled and crossed your fingers with us. This trip was made even better because we were all in it together. I hope that there are many, many more adventures for you and for us.
Mandy--Your Chinese skills are so good! To hear you talk to all the locals, ...
... if there was no one in it – to which there was no reply! Well done our group for stumping our guide!
On the way out Mrs Thomson and I stopped at a little stall
selling ice lollies. We then asked the
group if they would like to buy one for the 2hr journey back to the hotel. Most agreed and started to buy an ice
cream. We then started to notice that
the two woman were charging the kids a wee bit more each time someone ...
... road to watch the flag raising ceremony. The army men come right out of the main gates of the forbidden city and walk along the 14 lane road and all traffic is stopped for the national anthem, flag raised and until the army men walk across again. It was very interesting to witness. We then took the subway to the summer Palace which is located north west from the center. It is on a huge hill with all these small rooms and stairs. Beautiful views but the layout did not ...
... We had the energy to check out the following places:
Forbidden City: This is the old Emperor’s palace and it is huge. So big, I cannot put it into words. It had an axis that seeming to go on forever. You basically walk through this huge palace along and axis from the south side to the north side. There are numerous huge temples and smaller temples scattered throughout the city, each with a different name and purpose. One thing ...
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