Qinglian Furun Hotel (Beijing Hedong)
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... arise. Guardian lions stand proud and menacing outside buildings of significance. This whole palace commands attention and you can definitely imagine what life would have been like here in the golden era of Chinese history. You can even dress up in regal clothes and get your photo taken in the palace grounds - not something I decided to do! Hutong Maze Our journey across Beijing continued in the Hutong, an old section of town defined by narrow alleyways which many people ...
... responsible for the Terracotta Warriors been made to protect him in the after life.
We visited Ju Yong guan, which used to be a military stronghold to keep out the Mongolians from invading from the north. It was first built in around 700 bc. Most people mistakenly believe that the wall is connected. At one time Emperor Qin did connect most parts of the wall. There are some parts on the wall that are about 90 degrees and ...
... route straight through the city, but you can wander around all day through all the side alleys and streets. And, of course, there's little shops, so if you need some food or water you're in luck. And amazingly there wasn't really a markup. After the Forbidden City, it was off to the historic old town. But, like most of the "old towns" I encountered in China, it's mostly quit new and just designed to look like the buildings used to. Now, it is the historic area ...
... We were given two and a half hours to go explore and we had a choice of Cable car or the WALK! I mean seriously! One has to walk it. So me and the Two German boys set off to walk it. The day was a hot one and so were we! All that cardio I've done was about to be put into practice. So far so good. What tends to get you about the wall is the uneven level of steps you have to walk up, which puts your leg muscles into work. As I looked in and took ...
... exactly what I have needed to reflect on the big decisions that I will need to be made soon. And of course, I need to start planning my next vacation in 6 weeks ;)
I have missed my kids so much and I can't wait to see how they have grown over their time off as well. I can't wait to learn more from them in the second term of school. They are why I am here.
Until next time,
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