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... Beijing. They figured we are so close and there isn't much to do or see in Tianjin that we should just return to Beijing. Which in some ways will be nice. We are already familiar with the area around our hotel and so we will be able to give Jaden and our girls more attention then if we were trying to figure out where restaurants are, groceries, and doing tours. The down side is we won't get to see more of China apart from the drive there and back.
So some ...
... Court. As it was now 2pm we were hungry so found the Lotus Thai restaurant and stopped there. It was a nice change from Chinese food. They even had Chilean wine for a reasonable price.
After our meal of Red Duck Curry and Pad Thai we strolled through the shopping centre then out into the street. We found the Wangfujing Bookstore which was boasting its 65th anniversary. This has many floors with a huge variety of books, nmagazines and stationery ...
Wednesday morning it was time to leave Xi'an and get the plane to Beijing a short flight of about two hours. As the airport bus just left the lady offered me a taxi for 50RMB which sounded like a fair price. I was given the front seat and three other Chinese were cramped in the bag. It was funny to see how many near accidents I saw especially with Chinese car drivers as they do not seem to look into the rear mirror when changing Lane... So ...
... the rest of China...unsuccessful: we booked one! Didn't go as successfully as we had hoped.
We then made our way to the Beijing Olympics ground where we were able to see the Birds Nest Stadium and the Bubble Cube. Inside the bubble cube they have converted part of it into a waterpark so we became children for the afternoon and went crazy in there. The park wasn't as big as I'd have expected neither were there as many rides, but there were 2 that were by far ...
... of the stream of cars, vans, buses and lorries.
We didn't have long to travel to reach our first destination; the famous Tienanmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world at 440,000 square metres, and the scene of the 1989 protests and massacre.
As ever, the square was crowded with tourists as well as people trying to sell postcards, hats, flags and other tat. It also promised to be another hot ...