Super 8 (Beijing Xuan Wu Men)
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It was time for my three day weekend again, so on Friday night, I took a train to Beijing to see Ranald and the Forbidden Palace. I set up my couchsurfing host, but apparently bought my ticket too late. Even though I was five days early, there were no sleeper cars left. I wasn't about to change all my plans, so I reluctantly bought a seat for ...
... is not repeated. Apparently in the square is the only place you won't see people spitting. Signs remind you if you forget and the feeling of security is felt very strongly! Every morning the flag is raised whilst the soldiers march at 108 paces per minute at steps of 75cm per pace.for the lowering of the flag in the evening, the flag disappears at exactly to the second that the sun disappears under Tiananmen Gate!! The Summer Palace, built in ...
... umbrellas lining up to visit Mao's mausoleum. There are three separate security checks before we are allowed onto the square, although at the third one the guards have given up the unequal struggle against the teeming hordes and just wave us through. We obviously don't look like nomads from the north, or even like antisocial elements.
What can we say about the Forbidden City? Built by the Ming Emperors at the end of the fifteenth century, it ...
... there are gates and doorways that only the Emperor could use (not even the Empress could use them) and then ones for the higher officials, and then a completely separate entrance for everyone else. When it was in use, there were 5 (FIVE) different gates that visitors had to pass through before they could reach the center and the Emperor. There are all kinds of statues that ...
... ago. After a tour through the beautiful, very contemporary, chic property, we enjoyed a four course menu at one of their restaurants. Again, young bloods do not need much sleep – so Kendra, Hunter, Bryan (a law student from Hong Kong, who had assisted during the ACTE conference) and I went for KTV – alias Karaoke. Oh what a night – we definitely had a blast. For your own safety though, we cannot publish any pictures or videos.