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... helped by ordering for us :-) bless him. Bish decided to ask what was good, 'pigs feet' he replied - what?! Really?! We didn't go with his recommendation!
The following day we decided to head down to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City but this soon changed when we saw the queues!! Everyone gets up so ...
... be. A local motorized bike cabbie offered us a lift to the
south gate saying it would be 30 RMB (3pounds, $4.50, hopefully your getting
the idea on prices! J). When we got to the gate, he wanted 30 RMB each! I threw 30 RMB at
him and we ran down the alley, into the safe confines of the Forbidden City
The queue to get in was massive and we got
all the way to the front to discover they only accepted cash, so we headed back
... it and this time he was wide awake! lol...the air host recommended that he still ate something cuz this wasnt gona be any food till next 5-8 hrs. he gave him some fruits, bread, yogurt and water, he was a happy camper and finished it off.
Status: Hygiene is bad, had to at least brush my teeth if not shower (could not climb into the sink of the airplane bathrooms) and they gave me this nifty little ...
... housed 8-10 guards and then out onto the end of the walkway. We sat down on the steps and our eyes followed several kilometres of the wall watching it snake out over the surrounding mountains. The guide was in no hurry to move us on so we just sat there for about half an hour and absorbed with what we were looking at. There were guard towers about every 250 metres or so along the wall. Some had obviously fallen in the surrounding countryside but most you could count along ...
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Peking duck tonight at a fancy restaurant called "Made in China" at one of the big hotels. We discovered Beijing Peking Duck is the best in the world. Had a call from Frank to let us know that he and Kathy were engaged, so of course had to celebrate such wonderful news. Can't wait for the ...