Super 8 (Beijing Yizhuang Tianbao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... point really was, or the length of the path we need to take to actually get to
the wall so we were pretty much going into it blindly. The only preparation we
did was Yan Chi downloaded a compass app on his phone.
So at our destination, there was a ticket station (20 RMB)
where we needed to buy a ticket to gain entry into the forest which had a lot
of signs indicating that access to ...
... a few kilometres along the wall which was practically empty and surreal. Couldn't see much but really worth it. Got back and had Peking Duck with the group in an amazing restaurant. Never eaten so much nice food. Then went to KUNGFU show in the city's theatre, the show was breathtaking. Overall a really good, if a bit wet, day. Over and out ...
... me. I miss them.
I spent the rest of the trip shopping with my mom and my brother. My brother developed a fondness for several streets near Changxiulu. He and I spent part of every day meandering through these endless streets of high and low quality clothing, shoes, and random goodness.
On my train ride back to Beijing, I sat next to a father traveling with his younger daughter and watched the innocence ...
... Museum and then to the Forbidden City. That is BIG! Its crazy to think that just a few years ago no one was allowed in the walls - the punishment, death. Now it's just 60 Yuan, and there were so many people there!
Day five - CHILL DAY - everyone needs a day off!!
Day six, our last day. We decided to head over to The Summer Palace despite the rain. We're from Blighty so we're used to it!! Just a short hop on the tube and ...
Arrive in Beijing in the late afternoon. Meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Bejing.
After a hearty breakfast and a tour briefing, you visit the Tiananmen Square; the world's largest public square. You roam the Square and walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace under the famed portrait of Chaireman Mao to enter the Forbidden City, the symbolic center of the Chinese ...