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... we entered China I thought that they were very slack, checking nothing, but you try to leave 1 hour on the check in queue another hour to have customs check and hand luggage checked. They checked everything twice or maybe 3 times. Flight at least had movies on board bthe ut who wants to look at movies at 3am so tried to sleep. Got to Moscow at their time 5.30am (8 hour flight) to 8 degrees.
We thought that China was bad trying to get out but Russia just to transfer flights ...
This huge complex with it's formal courts and halls is justly famous. Likewise it is immense
and designed to impress anyone who looked on it.
We came on a quiet day!
The crowds huge, with a long wait to get tickets. Within the walls, the first grand courtyard vast, with the golden river flowing through it, filled with people and tour guides on megaphones the sound was cacophonous.
We took side trips to ...
... hilly setting where, just our luck
(REALLY!), all of the touristy sellers were not there because they were
renovating that area, so it was quiet and easy to walk around up to the
cable car without being assaulted. This portion of the wall dates from
1368 and you can walk and walk and find yourself all alone on sections
of the wall, which is truly magical. Put it on your bucket list
people---it's so worth it.
A trip to the wall is, ...
... cringe.We walked to back towards the Tienanmen Square area where Pete knew
there was a shop where he could purchase a spare battery for his new
camera. Lilly had said it would be cheaper elsewhere but Pete hadn't
had any luck, and priced them from 480 Chinese ($96) down to 340
($67) mostly the real Canon ones. When re-visited the one near the
square, they quoted 198 ($32) but, as a credit card wasn't an option
for paying, they asked for cash. Pete only ...
... under dressed. We are asked to choose from 3 set menus. Aaron wants to try the fish. It doesn't say what kind of fish we will be getting but we go for it anyway. Served with rice hot pot and cabbage, the fish with black bean paste is quite good, though I think I liked lunch more. Sufficiently stuffed and extremely tired we are taken back to our hotel for the evening. I only make it to 8:00 and I'm fast asleep. Tomorrow, we conquer the Great ...