Purple Jade Laguna Resort
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By late morning, we were heading back to Beijing for an afternoon of free visiting except i can hardly walk so we took a room at the hotel we stayed at and i rested while Pierre and My Lan visited the Temple of Heaven and got us a couple of breads for breakfast the next morning. Tonight we are supposed to take the subway to the train station and take an overnight sleeper to Luoyang. We tried to reserve a cab to get to the train while the rest of ...
... have various photos taken in AFL team guernseys and scarves, and to make a special video for Mme Warnod's retirement assembly. You can see it here (shhh, don't tell)! Then we walked part of the wall - a very exciting experience! We met some French tourists who were sad to be returning to boring old Paris the following day. We also realised that to assemble for a photo was to excite attention, as posing for our own snaps invariably led ...
Saturday the 26th and it's back to Beijing after the river cruise. We arrived mid afternoon and had time to visit the Lama temple, not so far away from our hotel. Our first trip on the subway was fine. The station names are in English as well, and it is only 2 yuan per trip. The Lama temple is in fact a series of Tibetan style Buddhist temples on a large site. We were a little taken by surprise at how large it was. It is extremely decorative and ...
... sudden a bus arrives and everyone makes a run for it, I think we need to get on it but I have no idea where it goes, in true Chinese style I push on and we get on the bus and are pushed and shoved even more. Mark thinks I was brave to get on the bus, I thought if we get lost them he can figure out where we need to go!!!! Anyway we arrive at the right stop, thank goodness.
The Forbidden City is OK, it's huge which is pretty breathtaking in itself and ...
... pavilions, before heading back to the main areas of the City.
The area was almost wall-to-wall Chinese tourist groups. I know I've said it before, but the Chinese are starting to enjoy a better standard of living and are now taking the opportunity to look at their own beautiful country.
When we came in 2005, there were very few Chinese or any other Asian tours evident, with the main tourists being from Europe. This year it was the reverse, ...