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Today we went to go see the CCTV building and the Olympic Park from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The CCTV building is a really huge and weird looking building that has a lot of strange angles. We couldn't go inside of it, so we just looked and took a few pics by it. Then we took the subway to the Olympic Park. The arena is super cool looking, and it is like a "bird's nest" style, and it was designed ...
... do good fries or I'd probably be way fatter than I am already There seems to be some kind if thing for the Chinese having some kind of 7 pointed leaves. They don't look like some kind of drug paraphenalia that you'd find down Camden market so I'm assuming they must be some kind of tea. 1 more tally for United shirts Also as a catch up on yesterdays scores we saw 1 more United shirt, and 1 for the rank outsiders Chelsea Tally is now 4-2-1 Oh and I met Santa.... That is ...
... we spent the afternoon walking even more to visit the drum and bell towers, just in time for a pretty cool drum ceremony. Having just spent a month looking at temples in India I wasn't surprised not to be so impressed by the Temple of Heaven from a purely temple point of view. The gardens it was based in were lovely though and I was quite amused at the senior citizen number count, especially those in dance and tai chi classes. There's definitely not enough old ...
... and by this you will overlook the large amount of dense trees and the zigzag mountains. What a marvelous experience! In the afternoon, have a interesting Hutong tour with rickshaw, to discover the old Beijingers'life by visiting the old hutong alleys, the local hutong family and their courtyard residence.
Day 4 (Oct 7, 2012) Depart Beijing
It is really a pleasant morning to be immersed in the world reputed royal garden- the Summer ...
... and the typically Asian paintings and carvings really did show off the skills of the Chinese people even back in the 1400's! I loved the names of all the different rooms in the palace as they were called things like Palace of the Divine Powers, Hall of the Supreme Harmony and The Palace of Heavenly Peace, very beautiful titles! Although with the amount of people pushing there way through to see them it didn't feel that peaceful! I almost lost Jeems the little 'un in all ...
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