The forbidden city.
I am posting pictures of the ride into Beijing and what we did. We took a tour overnight and had a great time. We visited the Great Wall, Forbidden City, spent the night in a great hotel and so much more. We had some great meals and brought some really nice things. Just scroll through the pictures and you will see.
Dawn over China
Cities are still being built by the dozens.
Just imagine how many people live in each complex multiple that by the amount of buildings.. It’s enormous.
The road signs in English are just too funny
The back of a Buddha as we drove by
Entering the City
The Jade factory where we ate lunch on the first day. It turned out to be the worst meal during that trip. But we ate there because it was closest to the Great Wall. It was ok just not great.
Our future dinner! Ducks for Peking Duck!
First glance of the Great Wall
Love Locks (?) along the wall
A tourist from one of the “Stan” countries
Wouldn’t this make a great Challah cover?
An Officer and his little hip hop son
After our reflexology and the pitch to sell us herbal stuff for all that ails us, (we weren’t allowed to take pictures) Outside was the most amazing street food, we had no idea what half the stuff was. Or it was so disgusting there was no way, kosher or otherwise, we would ever eat it.
Think this stuff was rice on the bread.. Carbs, carbs and more carbs.
UGH UGH UGH!!!
These buns look so good!
Rickshaw ride in old town Beijing
A Communist Guard, see what he is holding? Guess he is expecting a riot???
Tiananmen Square was closed off, they said because they were preparing for APEC
Entering the tunnel that leads to the Forbidden City.
Be Civilized, Obey Rules, Be Diligent, Make Progress! That is what is on the jackets of this group of kids.. HUM!
Marching through the crowd
See the cameras? They were everywhere in China, even when you didn’t expect it!
Our guides! Daniel and Judy! Fantastic guides
Do you notice that no one walked up the middle staircase? That was reserved exclusively for the Emperor, and you still can’t walk up that staircase.
Around the city
Couldn’t figure out what kind of car this is.. and pink?????