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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... I met on my Europe trip almost exactly 1 year ago was to arrive really early in the AM on the 17th, so I left him a note to meet us at Kai, of course – is there anywhere else? It was a night of firsts – riding on the back of the scooter/wagon taxis, going back to the same place for the 4th/5th?? night in a row, partying with an 18 year old lad ...
... were allowed to have 3000 wives at a time, and every night they will pick a woman from a picture and spend the night with her. If the woman got pregnant then the Emperor would see her again. If not then he would never see her again. We also learned a lot of other things about the Emperor and a few of the different ones. After we saw the Forbidden city Dad and I walked across the street and went to a temple. It cost 2 rmb to get into the temple, so I told Dad ...
... neighborhoods, the beautifully named 'Temple of Heaven' with it's great park and spent more time exploring and getting lost in the Hutongs.
On one day of course, we also visited the Great Wall - and it's breathtaking! We chose to go to Jinshanling, a part of the wall which is further away from Beijing and requires some hiking. This way we were hoping to have less people around than on the more accessible sections of the wall. And it paid off - there ...
... trip back to Kunming was uneventful, we got off the bus and went to get a taxi home. It was a mad house, but a taxi pulled up for us but unfortunately his bumper touched the taxi in front. We loaded our bags in the boot and hopped in but the lady cab diver from in front, but didnt make a scratch, the diver in front took exception to her cab being nudged by ours. She got out and gave our driver an earful, he got out and gave as good to her. Then he turned to get back ...
... with World Expeditions on their Great Wall trek. Seven days will be camping and trekking from village to village:
Tomorrow we join the tour and visit Tiananmen Square and the "Forbidden City". We will also visit some hutongs (alleyways). So today we plan to see the Summer Palace, and yet again organise our luggage for the next phase of our ...
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