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... we moved
from Changping (wedding hotel) to downtown Beijing and spent a very
busy 3 days visiting the main sites. We strolled in 30 plus heat around Tienanmen Square,looked at the portrait of Mao, toured through the adjacent Forbidden City – home to 13 emperors. We went back to the Great
Wall for a few hours – this time at a very touristy spot called Badaling. We
visited the beautiful Summer Palace, home to Empress ...
... we have also been able to get around some of Beijing and experience some of China. From trying scorpions at a night food market, they actually weren’t bad although they did get stuck in my teeth, to being taught the correct way to make a duck pancake we have had a chance to try a lot of the local food. Most of the time we have no idea what we are actually eating, trusting the Love TEFL guys to order the food or pointing at dishes in the canteen that ...
... military parades one sees on television, but the size and scope are ginormous. ( word from my children)
Then we walked, what seemed like miles and miles, to tour the Forbidden City. Construction started in 1406 and completed in 1420 and for 500 years it was only accessible to emperors, concubines and eunochs and was only opened up to the public in 1924 after the last emperor was expelled. There are ...
... when Stephanie wanted one-hundred as the price. After Stephanie refused to pay more, we left the store. The woman began shouting in the middle of the market that one-hundred twenty was the best deal Stephanie would get. That woman clearly did not understand the concept of saving face. She needed to learn the importance of maintaining her dignity in public.
While shopping, a lot of people yelled that they were selling Chanel and Prada. I was not stupid to believe ...
... t cost us a penny as we hadn't paid for the tour but it just wasted our morning. Having got 2 metros to arrive back at our hostel, we decided just to grab lunch in Starbucks (the easy option) and head to The Great Wall the next day by public transport. Our evening was instead spent at The Forbidden City. This was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing and now ...