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... entrance in and out of this section of the wall, and it was waaaaaay back at fort 14. Standing on shaky legs, and I mean shaky, we began the descent. If I stood completely still my legs shook, you could visibly see them tremble. I had noodles for legs and a steep set of stairs to walk down. Que another Studio Ghibli refrence... have you seen the movie "Spirtited Away"? There is a scene where the little girl Chihiro must go down a steep set of stairs connected to the outside of ...
... tea, then guiltily a cappuccino, which was quite good. We met Nicky, sharing a table, from Guangzhou spending 5 days in Beijing for the first time accompanying her Danish husband on a business trip. Her parents were babysitting her young son. Nicky had spent two years working in Shanghai but was glad to get back to Guangzhou. She found the Shanghai people very competitive, pushy and grasping. She admitted, a little wryly, to using an automated forbidden city guide in Cantonese, as ...
... d heard much about from friends and family who had visited Beijing previously. We took the subway to Nan Luo Gu Xiang, which is another shopping market that is more akin to a traditional street rather than a mall. The subway was stuffed full of people but we were told that it was empty compared to rush hour. We had to take three different trains in order to reach our destination that was only a few blocks away. Throughout our days around the city, I ...
... I'm disappointed that we can't go into any of the buildings. I thought maybe there might be some buildings set up like museums where we could go in and cool off every now and then. I also thought we'd be able to see some of the imperial treasures that way. The closest thing was that some buildings had glass walls where you could look in and see the dusty rooms of the Empresses or concubines, for example.
I think some of the best parts that I saw were some of the ...
... handbags who tried to charge me almost $1,400 for a knock-off purse. I talked her town to $20 and we were on our merry way.
By this point, we'd had all the tasty duck we could stand so we headed to the outdoor market for some street fare. Not only did we have a piece of scorpion, but we forced down some snake as well. Afterwards, we marched straight to the nearest pub and ordered a large plate of cheese fries.