Travel Blogs from Beijing
... the contours of the mountains, extending from watch post to watch post. In this section very little was level. To climb to the top and look out from the top of the watchtowers is amazing. Even with the foggy haze, you could see for miles. I did think I was going to die climbing some of the sections as they were so steep. At one point I was going down sideways, using both hands to hold on. We took pictures by Chairman Mao's words, "You cannot be a hero without walking the wall". I guess I ...
... is Beijing. One of the more interesting things I took away from visiting this site was that the main temple was the original structure used for the replica that can be found in the Chinese pavilion at the World Showcase at Epcot. Zach - you should be able to recognize it immediately in the pictures!
Follow our visit to the Temple of Heaven, we were treated to a visit to one of Beijing's many "fake/knock-off" markets. Four floors of never-ending ...
... but must have pressed the switch twice that time as the second vid was a second long!!
Back in the city centre i took a variety of pics - always love these little shops with things like the woks & steamers outside.
When nearly back at our hotel we saw a pig... on the pavement, eating, it then wanted to go in the restaurant though i'm not sure that would be a good idea!!
we went for dinner (a chinese ;) ) then to the ...
... Market", which is a huge market downtown with hundreds of vendors that sell antiques, jewelry, furniture, clothing, art, antiques, and much more! We went just to "scope it out " yesterday, but plan to return in the future to actually make purchases once our professor teaches us how to negotiate with them so that we don't get ripped off!
After the dirt market, for lunch we decided to go to a restaurant ...
... breakfast -- a concoction of spicy chicken wrapped in an omelette and adorned with lettuce and a celery-like vegetable. It's absurdly delicious, and at 6 kuai, just under $1.
8:33am: I'm at the bus stop, waiting for lines 22, 33, or 88 to come lumbering by. By this time I'm flipping through flashcards that I'd made the night, quizzing myself on the 25 or so new words we learn a day along with various grammar structures.
8:35am: Thought I saw the ...
- Swimming pool