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was initally sent to assist me in buying the ticket was relieved and ran off.
The other lady was incredibly hospitable and assisted me in obtaining the
trainticket. The fare I paid was 53 Yuan (not even 7€ and this for an almost 7h
trainride).Ok, it took e almost 2h to buy this friggin piece of paper, but noooooow
you probably realize why it was smart not to let the hotel arrange your
ticket... and besides, it’s all about
Today we went to children's palace it was so beautiful to see the Chinese children performances. They saved the first two rows for us and gave us water. Our children sang three sings in Chinese. Kalie sang the Jasmine Flower and gong xi gong xi and née ...
... group of Chinese tourists had formed a circle around us as if we were one of the street artists in covent garden. Eventually a guard came over and dispersed the crowd! Inside the forbidden city was impressive but the smog added a chill to the atmosphere and I'm sure it would have been more pleasant with a bit of sun. There were some really pretty gardens in the grounds and everything was incredibly ornate but after a few hours the novelty wore off and we were ready to head ...
... street our hotel was right there thanks to google maps & the iPhone.
We unpacked and got organized and went off exploring the area. We found a shopping centre full of all the Gucci, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Hermes Brands a block from the Park Plaza, and then found the more normal affordable centers in the area and bought some shampoo from one of the hairdressers. We then walked out of the centre and found ourselves in ...
... amazing gates and halls. Guardian Lions and bronze animals and birds.
Finally we came out the other end and decided it was an amazing place, well worth a visit. It was more colourful than I thought it would be and it was good to see inside some of the halls.
Lunch was down the road a bit at ...