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The Forbidden City in Beijing

Initially, the Forbidden City was one of the main things we wanted to see in Beijing. The problem was that, because of various circumstances, we very nearly weren’t able to visit it. The first time we were nearby, we were visiting Beihai Park. The second time we visited the Forbidden City was before we were […]

Summer Palace in Beijing

Another great day in the Chinese capital with the Summer Palace of Beijing as one of our planned visits. We visited the Forbidden City in the morning and, as we’d managed to be well organized (for once! 😀 😀 ), we took the metro to Beigongmen (4 Line) to visit the Summer Palace’s gardens. The […]

Working People’s Cultural Palace and Tiananmen Square in Beijing

Imperial Ancestral Temple and Tiananmen Square were the targets that day… but not the initial targets. We’d reserved this day exclusively for visiting the Forbidden City, but what we didn’t know is that things wouldn’t go exactly as we’d planned. There was an unearthly downpour throughout the entire night prior to our visit. From our […]

Crossing the immensity of The Great Wall

On our third day in Beijing we went to the Forbidden City. Once we got there, as I’m sure you can imagine, there was a huge crowd. We were travelling to Huairou that afternoon, so there wouldn’t be a lot of time to visit everything given the crowd. We therefore just walked around the city and […]

Exploring Beijing and the Beihai Park

Our first days in China were a mix of excitement, about visiting a country with a completely different culture, and confusion, as due to the different culture it is not easy to move around and go places. We had a day-long journey from the US, with a stopover in Taipei-Taiwan. There Ruth and Noah were […]

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