Travel Blogs from Beijing
... he had so i arrived with a fistful of notes and a pocketful of change, easy enough to pay for a train surely...notes are good aren't they? Apparently not always. I knew it was going to be tough when I got to the one and only train ticket booth to be greeted by a deaf Chinese girl. Her English was on par with my Mandarin and she looked slightly frightened by my comparatively tall stature and shockingly pink eye, which was the tail end of an ...
... scene she was grabbing his arm and he was trying to pull away. He had a very determined look on his face. Oh boy, he shouldn't of done that! Grandma did not let go! It became a battle of wills! She was yelling something in mandarin at him and pulled out a wet blue rag and beat him with it (see picture!). She never let go. As big as he was, he started crying and finally submitted to whatever she said and started walking with her. So that's how to do it! I ...
Last day in Beijing! And I'm a bit glad, I've seen enough of this city. Especially all the shouting and yelling of vendors everywhere on the streets and markets. 'Here buy nice sunglasses!' 'Hey lady hey lady, silk scarves!' 'You want name in stone?' 'Look, chopsticks' ' Hello! Hello! See, pearls? You want pearls?' NO I don't want pearls, do I look like I want pearls??
And this city is just too big. But there are things that I like about here. I ...
... group. Catch the tube so easy now. For dinner have bullfrog. So yum but very little bones but very nice. Adds to the Radom things I have eaten hahaha. When we wave down a taxi this takes at least 30 mins bloodly Chinese taxi drivers. We head back to local bar at hostel for a few more before everyone takes off tomorrow. Few off to shanghai and chengdu. We are off to xian. Great last night had heaps of fun ...
... was impressive and beautiful, it's just so unlike anything we've ever seen before. They must have got the same guy back that built the Temple of Heaven in to do the Forbidden City because its exactly the same style and paint job! He's done a grand job mind you, i'd probably have called him out again if i were the Emperor too!
One thing that i did love there was the imperial garden. It's only little, but full of ancient old trees. ...
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