Lejia Express Hotel Beijing Tiantan Nanmen
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... were guards everywhere and if that wasn't enough each light pole in the Square and surrounding area had 6 or 7 camera attached to it pointing in all directions. In the past the May long weekend has been known to be a hot time for Tiananmen probably because of the crowds. A couple years ago there was a bomb that went off during the weekend.
After walking around and checking out the Square, I crossed the street and entered into The Forbidden City or ...
... the World Cup projected onto a wall outside. I was pretty content with this night, I was glad it was just a chill thing. Some people got a bottle of wine, but I still needed to pack, so I went back to the hostel with Mah. I got everything packed up, leaving quite a few clothes there. Most of us decided we were going to go back to the Pearl Market in the morning, so I knew we were going to be waking up pretty early. Around 2:00 I was finally done, so I collapsed into ...
... for Fletcher we explored further. There was a great food street we now discovered where street food as well as restaurants were abundant.(But still no coffee shops!!) This was crowded and led to another gate, this one decorated with fish. The skewered squid and dumplings looked inviting but the English translations offering stewed pig's liver and baked chicken feet didn't really start my saliva flowing!!
It was now 2-30pm and getting ...
Well, the first leg of our journey is complete! We are sitting in Dulles International waiting to board our flight for Beijing.....in three hours! Scratchy-eyed at three a.m., I grumpily asked myself, "Why are we doing this?" But now, conscious, coffeed and oatmealed, double tee-shirted against the frigidity of the air conditioning, and with free wifi, (yeah!) my equanimity is restored. Now I'm ready! Let's do it! 2 a.m. Sunday morning EST, 2pm Bejing time We're about 45 min ...
... and found many cute boutiques and food kiosks that we wanted to check out later.
Simon picked us up promptly at 9:30 and we headed out to Mutianyu the section of the Great Wall we were visiting since it has the toboggan ride. It was a scenic drive outside Beijing and Simon explained it snowed a few days prior. We purchased out ticket for the Great Wall, taking the ski lift up and to toboggan down! We were amazed by how vast ...