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Our alarms went off at 6.15am after another sleepless night (thanks to jet lag) as we were keen to beat the crowds and queues to the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and get a head start on our jam packed day of sightseeing. Unfortunately we couldn't find the correct building and were utterly confused by the apparent 'no bags' policy, so we gave up and made our way to the Forbidden City. En route, we discovered that in fact we were the ...
... been really big.... its great!!! On our final day in Beijing we left our luggage at the hostel and headed for the Summer Palace. It took about 45 minutes from Central Beijing on the subway. The grounds are huge and it could take all day to walk around, however we only had a few hours so decided to get our jog on and whipped around the major sights. The palace was beautiful and we wish we had more time to make the most of it. That's it for Beijing, we've ...
... in the local stores for souvenirs to send back home.
The shops outside Tienanmen's Square had a variety of souvenirs on offer along with authentic Jade and other items of interest. I was excited when I went into one shop and was able to purchase some authentic Jade for a great price for gifts back home. Excited after my purchase of rare Jade Chinese zodiac pendants, I headed back to the hotel to prepare myself for my first overnight train experience. ...
... thing I noticed upon our arrival is that this city has some really interesting architecture. Across the street from our hotel is the towering China World Trade Center. Around the block, what I thought was the coolest building I seen in a long time, The TV Tower. Once we were all checked into our hotel room and our currency exchanged, we went to a late dinner at the restaurant in our hotel called Bazaar. You pay double what you would at ...
... This was Dad's favorite. It tasted like soy sauce. Or Soy "Saurce" **as they say it here. After that, I was done. That sickly smell of old oil and nasty street food was getting to me and I skipped the 6 inch african scorpion and intestines of something that floated eerily in a vat of bubbling foam.
Mom wanted nothing to do with any of the food and the two ladies we'd met at the Plaza (who were from San Antonio) were not much more eager to partake. It's 10 ...