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... the offices of the emperor, empress, servants, and the imperial staff. As we neared what we thought was edge of the city, there was always another impressive gate, that opened up to a larger area which was even more spectacular than the last. After 3 hours we finally reached the other side of the Forbidden City and off we went for lunch a traditional Chinese restaurant, the food there was delicious. After lunch we went to the Temple of Heaven. This temple ...
... would forgive me more if I did not climb up the steep steps any further. I was going to go on the less difficult side, but the crowds put me off. Really crowded. But it was enjoyable and the views of the mountains were worth the climb.
... Wednesday morning for my flight to China. 24 hours of elapsed time later I was arriving in Beijing on Thursday afternoon Beijing time. I don’t always sleep well on planes, and the 14 hour flight from Chicago to Beijing was no exception! So, by the time I got to the hotel on Thursday night, as the Brits would say, I was bloody knackered! By 6:00 I was asleep but at 10:00 I had guests and was back downstairs for a beer and some visiting.
... of them retired for several years.
The first day we went to Tieneman Square and the Forbidden City. We admired the inmensity of the plaza and the beauty of the floral displays they were doing for the May Day celebrations. At the Forbidden City we walked forever looking at the quarters of the Emperor, his concubines and so many other pavilions that made us wonder how could they possibly sostain all of ...
... Beatles as part of someones birthday. If I'm honest i really enjoyed it. It was so hot inside the building so most of it was spent outside looking in. The band members are all English, they had to wear full Sgt pepper costumes and wigs! They were dripping because if the heat which was funny. Its was a great night and Kim and her friends were dancing up at the front for the most of the set.
Sunday arrived and it was judgment day for me. In my last post ...
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