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Beijing was an interesting city and even now I can’t decide if I liked it. Here, even more so than the other cities, the continuous security checks were apparent. 1,045 more words


Day Two - The Forbidden City

Managed a few hours sleep, then woke up at 3am Beijing time (8pm UK) and couldn’t get back to sleep. I set an alarm for 7am, then tried sleeping at 6am to get another hour in, but then the alarm failed to go off and I awoke at 10.30! 513 more words

Tokyo->Beijing->Ulaanbaatar->Ulgii, now no planes for awhile

We had an early morning departure from Japan. By early I mean 9am, but unfortunately the very convenient airport bus that leaves directly from our hotel does not run before 830am. 1,560 more words

China 2018: Part 2

Today was the Forbidden City.

As I mentioned previously, it is a long walk just to get into and out of the Forbidden City. The hotel was a block and a half away from one of the gates, but it was a good 15 minute walk to get to the ticket office! 550 more words


China Days 6 and 7: The Forbidden City and Parks!

Monday was a national holiday in China – Duānwǔ jié (端午节), aka the Dragon Boat Festival. However, since that’s not a holiday in America, we still had class. 2,884 more words


Birthday In Beijing [Part 2]

This is a continuation of BIB Pt1

So we visited the Silk Street Market which is near to the hotel before proceeding to the Forbidden City. 806 more words


CHINA: Touristy China Is A Paradise On Earth

Tourists in Lujiazui, China
Tourism in China is a significant industry. The rate of tourism has greatly expanded over the last few decades since the beginning of reform and opening. 2,554 more words