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Forbidden!

Beijing, China


The next morning we wake up and have a lovely breakfast in our classy Hotel. A huge buffet which you can be sure I demolished.

After that we decided that it was time to do The Last Emperor thing and visit the Forbidden City. Another absolutely massive place that has been kept well intact for the last 600 years or so (although the paint job looks about 3 years old at the most). A stunning place and it would have been fricking sweet to have been the emperor and the only person allowed to live there. Although after about 10 minutes every building started to look and sound identical, The Hall of Heavenly Peace, The Hall of Earthly Harmony, The Hall of Glorious Constipation... etc....

Once done with that we walked the 45 minutes to the nearest subway station and tried to go to the Olympic Venues, but as we got near there we were told that unless we had a ticket we would only be able to see it from a long distance. We thought that the 40 minute walk to a bridge where we couldn't see the Stadium was a waste of time so we had a beer.

Back to the hotel taxi to the airport and ready for our 9:10pm flight to Ulan Bataar. 9:10 comes and goes as does 10:10, 11:10...

to be continued...

permalink written by  Big_T on August 26, 2008 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Big_T's Travel Blog
tagged Beijing, ForbiddenCity and Walking

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Heading out tommorow.

Centralia, United States


Well I will speak more about this tommorow. Really tired now.

permalink written by  aemeth on October 8, 2009 from Centralia, United States
from the travel blog: Deep Walking,
tagged Walking, Journeying, AcrossAmerica and Travelogue

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My Fault!

Shenyang, China


It would have been my fault. I would have rear-ended the car in front of me. The thing is, I wasn't driving. I was walking. The traffic was so bad the cars had taken over the bike lane. The "parking lot" was the side walk. So where do I stroll? I'm walking in the bike lane, distracted. I look up just in time to not walk into the car in front of me. Ssssllllooowwww traffic!



permalink written by  prrrrl on September 26, 2013 from Shenyang, China
from the travel blog: Liaoning, 2013
tagged Traffic, Walking, BikeLane and RearEnded

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Thanks for the work out, Google Maps

Beijing, China


My friend's House is east of the outlet mall. I know that now because I GM sent me northwest of the outlet mall. I'd been to SZ's House before via subway and remembered it being close to the mall. Unfortunately I wasn't sure of the direction. I trusted GM. I walked 2+ kilometers in the wrong direction then had to taxi back to the mall then beyond. So much for saving money by using public transport. At least I was not trying to arrive fresh. I had already had a long day tramping (a Kiwi term for hiking) about the city.

permalink written by  prrrrl on October 6, 2013 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Liaoning, 2013
tagged Walking and WrongPlace

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