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... architecture of the Ming/Khan dynasties. Basically it's a massive 40 metre jigsaw puzzle. Over the Danbi Bridge and through the Chengzhen Gate we came to the Imperial Vault of Heaven (sadly no Colin Firth nor Tom Hiddleston covered in chocolate sauce- that really would have been heaven!). We where however totally transfixed on the way by three locals Ribbon Dancing. Making shapes and twirling the metre long ribbons into mesmeric patterns looked effortless ...
... this faraway land, was also a bit nervous about the whole thing. And she was going to get to Beijing (from the UK) a few hours before me :-s I was hopeful that she'd be ok without me for a short while...
As I flew from Tokyo towards China I was pleased to get a last glimpse of the Japanese Alps :-)
As my plane neared Beijing airport, it seemed that ...
... too gloomy (well, we guess a reason to come back). Instead we spent a lazy day with food and drinks.
The next day Hazel and I spent half a day at the Summer Palace with its big temple and beautiful lake. As you can imagine by now we were once again not the only one with the same intention and so we had another chance to observe all the local tourists and their behavior. As always it was a highly entertaining study.
On our second last day in Beijing we went for ...
... br> Peter did his usual 'sussing' the place out by asking the hotel staff key questions. Riona and I had a cat-nap while Aoife did some literacy work on the computer. Some teacher huh, asleep on the job! (Its a fab programme recommended by school. The children think they are playing games rather than 'working'. What a result!!)
It was off out with Peter as 'Tour Guide'. I was very impressed as Peter took us to a bus stop and we all 5 must ...
... shiny new buildings and skyscrapers. By far the Great Wall was the best experience of the trip so far and we also really enjoyed our dinner at Haru. Standing atop Jingshan Park overlooking the Forbidden City was amazing as well. The negatives were mostly due to the rain and maybe the humidity and smog our first day there but other than that we very much enjoyed the trip to Beijing. Now off to the other side of China and on to Dali and Lijiang, ...