Plaza Hotel Beijing
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... sweating. At almost the very end of the long trek, I tried to swap away a wasp and badly sprained my left ankle, which was a very intelligent thing to do considering how much hiking this tour has on the menu. I hobbled the rest of the way and took a couple of pictures of the setting sun, which got me lip from Pierre, something about getting my butt to the bus and to hell with the pretty setting sun, etc, etc... Pffft! All in all, we hiked for 6 hrs 30 mins and 9.19 kms ...
... was essentially a giant stone slide, was to hold on to the walls at the sides and slide down using the arrow holes as handles. We were enjoying our wall scramble so much that the restored wall was there before we knew it. Unlike quite a lot of "historical" Chinese structures, the wall has been very tastefully restored and like the wild wall is very impressive - particularly so was the work of the Ming dynasty electricians in their subtle wiring work to ...
... to Beijing, our guide for our stint in Shandong met us and others at the gate.
We waited for some of the other groups to arrive before taking a one hour bus ride to Beijing Royal School where there are 700 other campers from all over the U.S.
After showing us our rooms, we walked around the campus and waited for dinner.
... Each corner of the palace has a tall guard tower where guards used to keep watch for enemies and assassins. Each side of the palace has a gate with the main gate being the Meridian Gate to the south. The layout of the Forbidden City followed many Ancient Chinese rules of design. The main buildings all were aligned in a straight line from north to south. The Forbidden City was designed using Ancient Chinese symbolism and ...
... Forbidden City quite a few times, although the last time was just before the Olympic Games and much of Beijing was being overhauled - including some of the pavilions in the Forbidden City.
We arrived very early, ready for the opening, as we were concerned that there may be quite a few tourist groups. The weather at the moment, is really nice, still Spring, with many of the trees in blossom.
We particularly wanted to see the 'Palace ...