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... have to go through security bags and all. Beijing is a massive city, from North to South it is 170 kms and from East to west 150kms. 90% of people in Beijing live in what they call condominiums. They are very expensive with a 100sq size selling for anywhere between $500,000 for a cheaper one to $800,000 for average one In a better location. Average monthly wages are approx $1300. Chinese policy is still for 1 child only, but has recently relaxed to allow ...
... it. Eventually we showed a picture of the museum to a nice soldier and he signaled for us to go back into the subway and use it to cross under the boulevard.
So we arrived at the museum and got funneled into another line with a gazillion Chinese. Mind you, so far today we have seen about 3 westerners. The entrance to the museum has a huge marble terrace overlooking the square but no one is allowed on it. Security reasons we gathered.
We get to the front ...
... easier you have your choice of taking a cable car up and down or a chair lift up and a toboggan down if you don't want to hike the way to the wall. When I heard the toboggan down, I was all for it! The wall itself was very cool. It is incredibly impressive, and there are some areas that are so steep it looked like a direct upward walk. Thankfully there were many vendors throughout the wall selling (overpriced) water and beer. After walking along it for about an hour or so I ...
Ok so not taking two sleeping tablets helped me not to feel like a space cadet in the morning but the lack of sleep due to someone who shall remain nameless had me feeling somewhat blurry ;-)
had a farewell breakfast with James who took great delight laughing at my poodle hair but i have to give him that one as he is so kindly helping me with something in the UK (devilish grin about here ;-)) headed out and about and realised just how much of the usual ...
... It still struck me just how many cities in China I had never heard of but dwarf the population of US cities, the trip allowed me to get a narrow glimpse into what a small section of these cities look like.
The time went by quickly as I was glued to my window the whole way. Eventually day turned to night and we arrived in Changsha, where my contact Dr. HE Yejing "Bob" picked me up and drove me to my hotel.