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... I was explaining my first activity I was seeing a lot
of confused faces in the crowd but I thought maybe they couldn’t hear me so I
asked them to move closer and spread out towards the front. Well this was a
struggle and a half, I walked up to the kids in the back and asked them to move
down to the front using gestures, talking loudly and demonstrating it and they
still weren’t moving! I didn’t know if it was because they couldn’t ...
... see Chinese acrobats, which is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. In fact the Chinese acrobats was by far more impressive than the Great Wall. The show ranged from women spinning umbrellas round with their feet whilst lying down to 8 motorbikes going around inside a big dome on the stage. The whole show was just breath taking and I’m sure Hannah and I will be attempting another visit. Quicker than any of us expected we ...
... others just sightseeing. Walking around is very easy. Being westerners we are taller than most Chinese, so we can where we are going and it feels very comfortable and safe. As we were not in shopping mode, and anyway most of these high end items would be cheaper in London anyway, we just marvelled at how western marketing had completely taken over in the heart of Beijing. There is obviously a lot of money here in Beijing, even if ...
... we decided to do what seemed logical: we followed everyone else who had a camera, and found ourselves standing in front of a giant gate with an equally large portrait of Mao hanging above it. After posing for obligatory photos, we went through the gate. We still thought we were heading for Tiananmen Square at this point. Little did we know that we were, technically, standing on part of it at the time. We did a mental head slap later.
... to take out of my jacket pocket! Haha but they mercifully gave it back to me with a stern warning against eating it inside!
Going inside the massive building it looks for all the world like a fancy museum with a bunch of beautiful Chinese writings on the giant entry hall, then you go through a long corridor…in line full of people who are guarded the whole hall by army men with strict instruction to be completely silent! It really is like you’re in line for ...