Hanting Express (Beijing Houhai)
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... it was hard not to at least agree in part! The second photo shambles involved Helen and I spotting a Chinese couple sat on the wall with a stunning back drop and offering to take their photo in a misguided, and not to be tried again, attempt at altruism. Their response was to jump up and relinquish their state of serene repose to walk away thinking that we, in fact, wanted that exact spot on the wall for ourselves, and we were, not so politely, asking them to move so ...
... br> April 18 Happy Birthday Jack!Woke up early around 6:30 and went down for breakfast, which offers any kind of food you would possibly want - Canadian breakfast, Chinese, or European. We went for the Chinese fruits, and stir fried eggs. After breakfast, we wandered out on to the streets. We were trying to get to a park near us but decided to try to get there by the back lanes. Turned into a rather elegant street with gates, that had ...
... Eastern civilization. Covering an area of 2,700,000 square meters (3,529,412 square yards), the Temple of Heaven is larger than the Forbidden City.
Last stop for the day was the pearl markets - yet another opportunity to shop!!!
Tonight a group of us went to Maxim's Restaurant, across the road from the hotel. Supposedly a French Steak House - very slow service, and very expensive - the wine anyway!! It was an experience.
... managing the workers as well. It is estimated that millions of people worked on the wall over the course of over 1000 years. Some scientists think that up to 1 million people died while building the wall. People building the wall were not treated very well. Many people were just buried under the ...
... very pleased to get onto Tiananmen Square. This is the world’s biggest square and is actually 3 times the size of Red Square. It was huge and had no problem handling the bus loads of tour groups that were unloading. What was a little odd was that they had airport security scanners and x-ray machines for bags at every entrance to the square.
Forbidden City: This Ming Dynasty Imperial palace took 14 years to construct and is now the largest and ...