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It is not the easiest thing to do.
... collecting people from their hotels. We were joined by an Indian couple, an Italian couple and an Indian family. Instead of heading to the Great Wall, we were first taken to a government silk shop where we had a guided tour explaining how traditional Chinese silk is made and were then left to browse the shop. Next we were taken to a traditional Chinese tea house where we were able to taste 4 different teas just as Queen Elizabeth II had, at that same tea house, ...
... pair but what flabbergasted me was Nan's age - she will be 80 in April and she only looks about 65! She's Welsh originally and now lives in Ottowa, Canada - but that fresh Welsh air obviously did wonderful things for her. Peter is her toy boy she said - he's only 71! They're both second time around but have been together for 37 years.
After the Forbidden City we walked back to the bus and our next stop was a major traditional Chinese ...
... It was so beautiful! I love to live there if I was an ancient Chinese empress lol.
We totravled to Badaling to see the Great Wall. The bus was about 2 hours long because of a l ittle bit of traffic. The wall is so big and the walk is lomg however its phenomenal so there was no complaints by me. It was exciting to be able to finally see it! :)
Theres an ancient saying from Mao Zedong that He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a great man.
... you to the Wikipedia article for more info… it's a neat set of buildings. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonghe_Te mple)
The long path leading into the temple was cobblestones, and the overarching trees provided some lovely shade. The high brick walls kept a lot of the street noise out as well, making for a beautiful retreat from the bustle of the city.
Rather beat after our excursion, we headed back to our hostel, and crashed for a nap. ...
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