Grand Metropark Hotel
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Early start, to travel to Temple of Heaven Park, to learn some Tai Chi from a Master. A massive parkland area in Central Beijing, where all the locals go every morning to meet up with others to do dancing, tai chi, shuttlecock,cards, mahjong, hackysack, lovely atmosphere , friendly cheerful people enjoying their morning activities. Beautiful blossoms, trees abound amongst temples in the background. After the Tai Chi, Bob did as well, was feeling great , some nice stretching ...
... causing him some discomfort, and a throat infection. So he is on some antibiotics. It seems to have helped him and he is slowly returning to his normal goofy self. I stayed at the hotel with him today while the girls went to go and tour a silk factory.
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In 32 degree heat we managed to pack a lot in a burn some calories at the same time. Our first stop was Tiananmen Square. Guide Nancy was puzzled as to why the special security and why the guides had to line up with their foreign tourists like everyone else. Today was the 25th anniversary of the protests but I had read that the Chinese government glossed over that part of history. I thought it best not to tell her why...Bruce experienced his first Chinese crowd. ...
... vendor this, she actually walked me to an ATM. She really wanted to make this sale. The first ATM we went to wasn't working, so then she walked me to a second ATM. I was happy about my new "Swissgear" backpack, until I used it. After 2 days of use, the bottom of the backpack has ripped open. This was pretty disappointing. I think I'll wait and get a nice backpack at Walmart when I get home. I certainly don't want to buy any more fakes. At least I didn't pay a lot of money!
... think they're less interested I me cos I have dark hair but I managed to photobomb a few pics which was entertaining! We then walked into the Forbidden City which I was looking forward to seeing although a lot of the historical buildings on Beijing have burnt down and been rebuilt several times so it's hard to know how old stuff actually is. They also seen to have no qualms about knocking down old sites either and replacing them with shipping complexes and wide roads. ...