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Saturday, March 5, 2011

China Day 3 - Forbidden City

Here we are on Friday, March 5th, and it's our last full day in Beijing. We decided to get in all we could since we're leaving tomorrow for Guangzhou.

After breakfast we got a map from the front desk, asked our friends here for some advice, and braved the subway. Holy cow...that's worth a post all by itself. To say they're crowded is beyond an understatement. Just when you think no one else can fit in....10 more people come through the door. You get very cozy with the people around you. We were a little nervous because it's so easy to get turned around and lost with such a language barrier, it wouldn't be fun. Well, we did okay. We accidentally took the correct subway, but going the wrong way. We had to get off and find the right one back. What should have taken us about 15 minutes took us more like 40. But hey, we got there and learned what we did wrong so we won't do again.

We went to Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. It was pretty amazing. The Forbidden City is where the Ming Dynasty and other lived and ruled from 600 years ago. No one at that time was allowed in the main door until centuries later. It's full of palaces and gardens and the place where the Empress lived. It was very interesting and I kept thinking how much Tyler would like it....he loves that history stuff.

Tonight we're going to Pizza Hut for dinner with the other couple. Afterwards, Jay and I are going to the Chinese Acrobat Show. I'm really looking forward to that. I will post about it tomorrow.

Until then, thanks for all the well wishes. I can't see my blog here, but I get emails of your comments so I see those.