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... different fish including super smiley red fish, reef sharks and sea turtles (which sadly were in a far too small tank). The museum itself was full to the brim of dodgy looking taxidermy animals including a rather terrified looking lemur which caused my much hysterics. I ran up stairs and awed at the Africa exhibition. They had a whole Masai Mari village and more stuffed animals. Of course I loved the lion. Back down to find Laura I heard the familiar voice of ...
... impressive. No way they wanted them to escape as they had 56 layers of bricks holing them in! Seriously...we are just killing time until THE GREAT WALL, Off we go to lunch followed by the Great Wall! Anticipation is high, even among the half that have been before. We are taking a cable car up??? How high can it be? I wanted to walk up, but those in the group that have been suggest just getting up there and walking down. Brian said that there ...
... in China. However, lately, I don't care anymore. I had no shame for getting my green tea frappe.
As I was chilling in the lounge in Starbucks, a group of foreign female high school students sat at a table next to me. They were a bit loud and it was hard to block out what they were talking. They were talking about teenage things and all the homework they had. So glad that I am no longer in high school. No desire to relive my teenage years.
... Court, fourteen emperors of the Ming dynasty and ten emperors of the Qing dynasty had reigned here. Having been the imperial palace for some five centuries, it houses numerous rare treasures and curiosities. Listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace Museum is now one of the most popular tourist attractions world-wide.
Construction of the palace complex began in 1407, the 5th year of the Yongle reign of the third emperor (Emperor Chengzu, Zhu Di) ...
... an omelette and a cook sister type pastry for our snack lunch. The edge of the Hutong suburb borders Tianamen, so we took a stroll around the square. It is filled with interesting buildings and as a centre piece to Beijing is big and grand. We got to have a closer look at the old Beijing city gate (Avery impressive building), Mao's mausoleum, the Great Hall of the People, the people's Heros monument, the forbidden city ...