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... already had our picture taken many times that day), and then quickly decided to get out of there and split up.
My number one reason for visiting Beijing was to see the Forbidden City. Having watched the movie The Last Emperor (which was filmed inside of the palace complex) during history class in secondary school, I’ve been very interested in the Chinese dynasties and couldn’t wait to see their palace. Unfortunately, it was rather disappointing, or perhaps ...
Today we started at a local dairy company. We learned about the business, enjoyed the yogurt & ice cream they make. Next we drove to a local tea room and participated in a tea ceremony. Garrett really enjoyed the ginseng oolong tea. Then we went to Beijing Olympic Park. We had lunch at McDonalds, then walked around to see the Birds Nest & Water Cube. Our next stop was the Beijing Zoo which wasn't originally scheduled but we had extra time today. Then we took a Rickshaw tour of ...
... were there. Mostly everyone has left for CNY break- as we have a nice long break. We are staying this week, which is nice because the city is rather quiet and it is nice to see some sites.
After dinner- Casey performed in his first comedy show. He did a great job! Then, the fireworks started. There is a wide variety of powerful fireworks for sale on the streets and ...
... visit to the Great Wall, we could even pick out Beijing from the ramparts. We took a long walk along the top to where we could take a toboggan ride down a steel half pipe to the bottom, a really exhilarating experience.
We are now preparing for our first part of the train journey towards home. The first leg is from Beijing to UlaanBaatar in Mongolia and should take around 30 hours. We are hoping for a better train experience than the one we had with our tour through the Chinese ...
... usual Chinese fast-food dinner (which is actually really, really good) and opted for a more formal setting at a sit-down restaurant. When we arrived at the place we'd picked -- a glass-walled restaurant nestled in between two large apartment buildings -- we were led to our table by our waitress and given exactly one menu to share between the seven of us.
Or so we thought. I couldn't help but notice that as we passed the menu around the table, ...