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... to school life in Shanghai, not just to that of home, but also to that of Beijing when the girls arrive there on Sunday.
With school studies filling their days, the evenings were a mix of free time, or adventures set out with teachers shopping the streets of Beijing. Dr Zee (now known affectionately as) was keen to burn some additional energy, finding some volunteer students willing to participate in her gruelling night PE sessions with strenuous exercises ...
... How they keep from hitting each other, I don know. Sometimes they don't.
Leaving the square we headed to the Hutongs. Not sure how to describe them other than neighborhoods of narrow alleyways with small shops and down narrow walks are places where people live. We had a great rickshaw ride through these alleyways. Again rickshaws, scooters, bikes and people all vying for a spot. The screech of rickshaw brakes became familiar. The chatter a part of ...
Pre Blog Today sees us transfer the 1/2 kilometre down the main street to our second hotel where at 6pm that evening we meet our group. Our hotel the King's Joy hotel although only a three star looks clean and tidy, with individual rooms. So another day to explore Beijing, maybe the Forbidden City or Tiananmen Square (watch out for tanks !)o Live Blog We awoke to glorious sunshine - breakfast was weird - steamed dumplings locally known ...
... the ropeway and tower #8. It is steep in spots-very, very steep! I had a few bouts of vertigo along the way and had to sometimes just look at my feet so as not to view how far down it really was. Andrea, sorry I didn't tell you all about that fear of heights thing before we went:) It was pretty amazing being up there even if we ...
... Palace west of Beijing, we will have covered all four points of the compass here. Our guide Charlotte explained that city growth follows the Chinese concept of 'feng shui' which priortizes North, West, East and South in that order. IE the North side is always the most desirable place to live. That is exactly why most of the expansion from the Forbidden City 'center', over the years, has been to the north.
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