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... very long and very hot, I have never sweated as
much as I did while waiting for the trains today but thankfully we were all in
the same boat so it wasn’t just me looking sweaty and red. Eventually we made
it to the Forbidden City however when we got there were told that they had sold
out of tickets for today and that we couldn’t go in. Well I was quite shocked
very irritated after our two hour train ride. Thankfully though Dom ...
... side, Mongolia on the other. Peter quizes us about our knowledge of the wall but we generally just let him tell us everything! The wall is steep...wouldnt want to be here when its snowing, the steps go up and downwards with dips and hills between. We're all happy to be wearing good shoes! We keep climbing and climbing, taking photos as we go up and just enjoying the view. Its a clear sunny day so we can see for kilometres. We've chosen a peak to climb to ...
... was doing- plus now my feet were being to make themselves known, 8 hours I'd been out exploring, it was brilliant, I really do like Beijing. Poor Laura was still in some pain but had managed to read a big chunk of Lord of the Rings so needed some escape outside. Firstly- to try and buy some painkillers which aren't made from eye of ox and tongue of frog- the good old "point in the vocab book and smile" technique seemed to do the trick. Phew! Up and down ...
The language is strangely logical, however it's difficult to learn the vocab, as none of the words are similar at all to anything I know. I might have a go at recording a video of me talking a bit of Chinese, but basically I can have basic conversations and order food for the moment. Understanding the Chinese people is also difficult; I'm having to rely on catching ...
... anything else. That's alright, I should be back. I may have to get a pair of "beats", "ray bans", and some ties.
Most of the group hopped on the subway to go back to Sanlitune for our second fitting. The subway was a nightmare. EXTREMELY BUSY.
Before the mall we ate at the same Arabian restaurant (got the same lamb/mushroom kebab dish).