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#371 Bj1

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:59 AM

Everything is lit up at night, but there is a huge mix of architecture. I was expecting more of the traditional Chinese style, but not a whole lot of it still surviving.

Went to the Great Wall today - ok, that was amazing. Even with the smog.

They have an amazing subway system here too. It goes everywhere! Not as cheap as México City (free / 5 pesos / .28 cents), but much faster and cleaner.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:44 AM

Today's adventure was the forbidden city and Peking Duck! My guide was a nice girl who spoke very good English, but had way too many stories of emporers, their wives, and their concubines!

I had a good time though! After the tour, the other tourist - a girl from Korea, and I went to a restaurant for Peking duck. OMG. Our tour guide recommended the restaurant and a side dish of cabbage with sesame oil and a sauce akin to hoisin. The duck and cabbage were both amazing! Unfortunately the restaurant is about 3 blocks from where I'm staying - I may have to go back!

The only downside of my trip so far is being cut off from Facebook. Maybe I should just enjoy the respite.
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 02:07 AM

Uhhh ya think? A reflective blog will surely evolve and suffice! Wish I were your +1 and to hell with fb! :love2:

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:24 PM

A few pics ...

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:25 PM

Awesome pics of the Wall!! And those little pigs are so cute!!


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:56 AM

The piggies are hard, heavy, plastic. If they were plush toys these be in my luggage!
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:14 AM

BJ - I'm just amazed and the amount of foot traffic on the Great Wall  :blink2:   Is that typical throughout the day, or is it somewhat like rush hour in any American city, heavy during mornings and evenings and lighter during the day?


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:08 PM

Smokie - I was at the Badaling section, which is the one most visited by tourists. Was there in the morning, before the big crowds! Saying that, it's low season. My guide told me it's MUCH busier in Summer. Beijing is hopping with tourists, even now (it's freaking cold, below 0 at night! I had to buy a coat at Beijing Walmart!). Most of the tourists are from other parts of China.
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Posted 15 November 2019 - 08:35 PM

Beijing Walmart  :lol:


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Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:52 PM


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