13 June 2009

...you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow!

Well, Beijing is a great city!

After we got to the hotel and had breakfast, we chilled for few hours,
showering and relaxing. I skyped with Sarah. That was nice. Jaymi
booked a Great Wall tour for Monday.

Then, off to Tienamen Square. It's huge, with big ugly buildings on
all sides and a vast expanse of concrete in all directions. We tried
to figure out where the tanks and the students engaged in their
standoff, but to no avail. We did, however, see the big portrait of
Chairman Mao.

After T Square, we hit the Forbidden City, which was incredible.
Beautiful buildings and gardens! Then, the Jing Shen Park and a steep
climb to the pavilions that look out over the Forbidden City.

For dinner, we wanted Beijing Duck, but after seeing the bad reviews
of Anthony Bourdain's recommendation, we decided on a different place.
It took us a while to find the place, but after some stress, we ended
up having an amazing dinner! Duck, veggies, and beer. Mmmmmm.

Now, we are in for the night. We will all meet up tomorrow morning to
check out the Olympic venues (Bird's Nest and Water Cube) and maybe
Mao's tomb.

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