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... what had just happened in that last hour. We went from dark alley ways, "Old Beijing" and government officials homes to a lively, colorful night life. What a weird night.
Day 7 we went to the National Museum. What was most unique about the museum was that there was no budget for it. It's basically a project not meant for profit but to show the history of China but my God the place is nothing less than grand. We soaked up some history for a good 3 hours and it ...
... chose to take the subway back. Shirley and a few others guided us there. When we were walking on the campus, we saw a group of ethnic minority students dancing. We joined it. I sucked, but I did not care. It was fun.
Then, we got back on the subway. During the ride, we saw a guy with crazy hair. Didn't get a shot of it.
After we exited our stop, we skipped on the street together. A bunch of Chinese starred at us, but we did not care.
... is that outside of our accommodation, Westerners are very few and far between).
Went to see Tiananmen Square.Queues for The Forbidden City were silly so we decided to come back another time for this.Bish bought an awesome Tourist HatWe saw and climbed the Drum & Bell TowersWandered around the "Hutong" - basically Beijing's version of Birghton's lanes.
Headed off on our Great Wall trip and as we ...
... of the consulate district, eagerly anticipating the acquisition of our Kazakh visa which would enable our immediate departure from Beijing: the past six days spent in this city had been in waiting for this moment.
To our delight the same kindly figure of nondescript job title (in the same cheaply tailored polyester suit) immediately ushered us into the visa processing room, apparently bypassing the Chinese masses in the waiting room (we assumed, again, ...
... from the provinces and all kinds of creepy crawlies to eat. There was also a stall with some interesting hair ties. We found it again and Deb got herself one.
There are a couple of sportswear and sports equipment brands that have similar logos to the Nike swoosh, so we had a squiz at their stuff & at Nike's. They have outlets within a few shops of the Nike shop, and their merchandise is not at all different. Their slogan ...
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