Travel Blogs from Beijing
... wasn’t quite over! We made our way to baggage claim, where we waited for at least 30 minutes for our bags to come. My parents had found where we were, so they got to wait with us, along with many other family members of the other students. Since some of us were later than the others, our baggage had actually been loaded onto a different plane, so we had to wait for the next flight to come in until we could get it. I got my luggage, said my goodbyes, and finally got to go ...
... next to a large group doing another kind of more marching exercises, beside a group doing Tai Chi like exercise but with a sword, next to another area where people were dancing. A little further along there was more of an exercise park with equipment to work with, and people playing a hacky-sack-like game kicking a badminton like bird around with their feet. And a bit further on, there was a band with a keyboard, alto sax, two tenor ...
... t get home too late :) ... When I got home I had a lovely arrival when Rachael took the lift down to let me in.... Was so great and weird at the same time to see her in China haha .... She seems to be enjoying it as well which is good :) .... Then went upstairs and met Nathan, literally one of the coolest guys I've met! .... Was so nice to be home again around people who could speak English!!!! The next day I had a day off as was really shattered from all ...
... 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 ...
... to the wall.
We walked up to the wall which was hard work - lots of steps and it was still hot and muggy despite the rain. It was really misty and it was like being in the rainforest. We finally made it to the wall and discovered for ourselves, in the words of the great Karl Pilkington 'its not the great wall of china, its the alright wall of China.' It has been redone so its looks almost brand new and because it was so misty, we had none of the amazing views of ...
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