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Day 12 - Beijing

sunny 32 °C

Hi all

It was a late start to the day today as we didn't leave the hotel until 11.00 and headed right to a local restaurant for lunch. It took us a little while to get there so we didn't have lunch as early as you might think. We then went downtown to Tisn Anmen Square and walked around for a while. It wasn't as crowded as it could have been. We took a group photo which I have uploaded. We then went from there to the Forbidden City and that place is enormous. We were there for 3 hours and only saw half of it. Absolutely incredible. I have only put up a few photos as it's getting late. We did a lot of walking today. I reached nearly 16,000 steps! The feet held up well all things considered.

We then went to a King Fu show which was breathtaking. The performers were so disciplined and the things that even the kids did were amazing. After the performance we went to dinner for another lovely meal. We got back to the hotel around 8pm. Cheryl & I joined a couple of people and took a walk to the local shopping centre where we went on the steepest escalators I've ever been on. I didn't take a photo but we may go back there tomorrow night for dinner so will try to remember to take a pic.

Tomorrow we are going for a ride in a rickshaw and then to a local family for dinner and the. To some local markets for last minute souvenir shopping.

Time for me to say goodnight as it's almost midnight and I'm about done in. My cold is trying to come back so need as much rest as possible.

Until next time
Janelle & Cheryl

Posted by Chernelle 08:34 Archived in China

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