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Forbidden City in Beijing

After recovering from our jet lag we decided to go and check out the Forbidden City in Beijing. This is a huge city in the centre of Beijing that is surrounded by a wall, and was closed off to the rest of the city for years. From outside we couldn't see much.

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After making it through all the tour guides outside who were all over us trying to get us to pay them to take us around, we finally got inside. It was like a maze in there, with narrow alleys and hundreds of buildings. Jay was dripping the whole time!

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We wandered around there for a good few hours then headed to Tianenman Square, the largest public square in the world.

Later we decided to try some chinese food so found a restaurant near our hostel. Stacey managed to eat a couple of noodles so she's making good progress.

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This is a picture of the beatles and other scary things that were for sale on sticks in the market in Beijing. The scorpions were still alive and moving.

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Posted by aaronlapth 00:05

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