BEIJING, CHINA

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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.

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Dawn over China

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Cities are still being built by the dozens.

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and with every city they build a power station2

 

Just imagine how many people live in each complex multiple that by the amount of buildings.. It’s enormous. 3

The road signs in English are just too funny

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The back of a Buddha as we drove by

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Entering the City

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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.10

Our future dinner! Ducks for Peking Duck!

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First glance of the Great Wall

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Love Locks (?)  along the wall

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Chinese women don’t have a clue! Complete fashion victims272325

 

A tourist from one of the “Stan” countries

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Wouldn’t this make a great Challah cover?

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An Officer and his little hip hop son

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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.4041

 

Think this stuff was rice on the bread.. Carbs, carbs and more carbs.

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Home fries????????

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Potato Spirals

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Gorgeous deserts!

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UGH UGH UGH!!!

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So much better! YUM YUM YUM!!!!48

These buns look so good!

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Rickshaw ride in old town Beijing

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Ginger Pots

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Front door, the marks over the door reflect who the family is.6770

 

 

Chinese kids don’t wear diapers! They do their business wherever and whenever they need to7172737475

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A Communist Guard, see what he is holding? Guess he is expecting a riot???

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Tiananmen Square was closed off, they said because they were preparing for APEC

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Entering the tunnel that leads to the Forbidden City.

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Be Civilized, Obey Rules, Be Diligent, Make Progress! That is what is on the jackets of this group of kids.. HUM!

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Tons and tons of humans entering the city! 86

Marching through the crowd

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See the cameras? They were everywhere in China, even when you didn’t expect it!

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Amazing work, all hand worked by artisans centuries ago!9192

Our guides! Daniel and Judy! Fantastic guides

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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.96

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The moat around the Forbidden City99

Around the city

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Couldn’t figure out what kind of car this is.. and pink?????

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