Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10/02 Beijing

We slept in since we were exhausted from the lack of sleep the previous night and made it to a famous hot pot restaurant around 1230.
 
satisfying meal on a chilly day. beijing was around 60, felt great
After lunch, we took a taxi over to the Summer Palace. It was destroyed in 1860 by the English and French but has been restored and is really beautiful.






Then, we went to Old Summer Palace, which was also destroyed in 1860, but never rebuilt. It was a little empty.

some ruins
After that, we took a taxi to Laoshe Teahouse. It was a great show with martial arts and more shadow puppets. The guy next to me was crazy; a kid was standing up in front of us and he grabbed a handful of nuts and slung it at the kid. Of course, they hit other people.

Blogger's not letting me load anymore pictures right now. I'll try next month. Hope you are enjoying the blog so far, I'll have to finish it when we get back from the west leg of our cross-country road trip. Stay tuned for the Great wall tomorrow. Anyways, thanks for reading.

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