Forbidden city and Tiananmen
Trip Start Oct 07, 2012
45Trip End Dec 14, 2012
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As warned by many ... it is soooooo cold in Beijing... i had wrapped up warm but even so my hands were cold in my gloves (good for pockets). Still it was so cold - Wenbo came with me - he didn't wear gloves or a hat!!! It was cold especially out of the sun so we didn't take our time!!
Wenbo took me a different way into forbidden city- I perhaps would have gone this way but
can't complain as he didn't have to come with me - anyway maybe it would
have been too cold to go from Tiananmnen right through all in a one.
Forbidden city really is massive and impressive - i love all the detail - as you can tell from my pics.. i felt like i was in one of steve's pc games at one point!
We went and got a hot drink before seeing Tiananmen square - the security there is big .. well.. there is a lot!
Wenbo left in the afternoon and i went back to my hotel - later that night i went back out and looked around - i wanted to see it all lit up at night, then i went for another hot choc as i must say again... its cold!
walking around i kind of think its typical of cities - some of the 'real' China has been 'swept' away here.. rich people can shop but a man and his old father who were busking were moved on by a police man - they were moved before i got close enough to hear them properly... it was so cold and they were out trying to get some money - so i still gave some as it seemed such a shame they were made to move on... these things really make you ask "why do some people act like they are 'better' than others" people should be thinking they are luckier not better.
Anyway again i will let the pictures (with captions) do most of the talking
(vidio not uploading again - shame as had some good oens)