Super 8 Beijing Guozhan
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... was with plenty of little stalls selling souvenirs and authentic food items.
The following day was another day packed with touring. We started with Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of modern China. Although this huge courtyard does not have much to see, it was quite interesting for Suresh and I as every time we tried to take a photo we would get grabbed by other Chinese tourists who insisted on having photos taken with us. We were celebrities for the day although ...
... when it was time to go.
I had a Tai Chi lesson from a teenage boy on the wall, that was really cool and Matthew and Super Sam thought it was cool too.
... we where pointed out of the bus station and up the road. Mutianyu Great Wall was our destination, we jumped on the tourist bus no. 867 and we where off - 16 CNY each! On arriving at the wall the bus driver kindly walked up and showed all of the passengers the ticket office and entrance. We brought the tickets for the cable car up and toboggan down. The cable ride up was stunning lush trees and blossom below as well as views ...
... great profile picture material! On a more serious note the amount of looks we got, both in awe and some not very nice ones was rather a strange experience. They looked at us all like we were aliens at times, calling us foreigners in Chinese, a term I'm sure if we used about them in England would not go down well. It's more the way it was said. Anyway Great Wall was bloody awesome, tiring but great fun. Great fun on the Great Wall, (insert pause ...
... queue I've seen actually operate like a queue in Beijing) The queue today is made up of 999 Chinese and 1 British bloke all wanting to catch a glimpse of an embalmed, pickled and generally dead Mao. It's a surreal experience. There are plenty of guards on duty, people lay flowers at his statue in a room with enough potted plants already. Then you move slowly through to see an open topped coffin, a sheet and a body all covered under glass. If that indeed is ...