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... big malls, including international chains such as McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC, Costa, Pizza Hut, Haagan Dazs, H&M, New Look. At least we knew we wouldn't go hungry if the Chinese cuisine did not agree with our taste buds. Our mission for the day was to buy ourselves some jackets and make it bearable to walk around. So we headed to Wangfujing shopping street. This is one of the most ancient and famous shopping streets in Beijing. The shopping was not cheap and on par with prices ...
... may be due to the intense heat and humidity which is causing me to melt.
Soon it was time to catch the train to Xi'an, our next stop and home to the terra cotta soldiers.
The train station was bustling and we carried our carry ons for what seemed like hours but was actually about 20 minute walk) which were heavy due to the fact that all liquids, lotion, creams, etc. plus ALL valuables had to be carried in my carry which ...
... saw most of the relics and the coffins destroyed, but replicas have been made.... 8 story's deep in the side of the mountain, this tombs construction nearly saw China bankrupt.... Lunch and then onto the Great Wall... It really is a wonder of the world...over half a million people to build over 100 years....nothing modern compares... The fog was well and truly settled, which obstructed the long view, but still amazing.... We were puffed just walking up and down a couple of Km's ...
We took a bus from the airport to TBC, dropped off our bags and went out to dinner. By this point it was 10pm, (10am my time) and I had not slept for a very long time. It was still fun, and Constance, Aubrey, Angie, Avery, and six other people from the airport went to a 24 hour noodle place. The meat is not refrigerated...it sits out for hours raw and they cook it when you point. I had something similar to teriyaki ...
... in the Red Army around Tiananmen look like boys; the Chinese people are generally kind and helpful; I saw very few Westerners as it is an off season for tourism; don't try the pig intestines.
That's it for now. I am waiting at the airport for Rob to fly in from Qingdao and then we catch an all night flight to Istanbul. There will not be much sleep for the next couple days.