Published: September 4th 2009September 4th 2009
From August 28 to 31
With college friends (Hannah and Jocelyn) and friend from work (Jonna). Our first time to travel out of the country! And first time in Beijing!
Expectations exceeded. It's a clean city. A little colder than Manila and a lot better (yikes!). The only downside.. no social networking sites allowed! Facebook was banned! FB banned! FB... dang! Sayang :)
Went to Bird's Nest although no pix here since i ran out of camera bat.. waiting for Hannah and Jocelyn's memory card. But I like the place. Huge! I just hope they get to use it for something else. Read somewhere that venues used for Olympics has a tendency to be left unpleasantly barren. Look at Athens... ouch!
Enjoyed Great WallI and I want to see the other parts next time. It's a little hard to explore but it was worth it. The only downside... andaming tao! Andaming nakaharang hahaha. I'll go back! :)
Forbidden City is huge! It was a 2 hour walk to explore the entire place but worth it as well. Enjoyed listening to the history as narrated by our tour guide. Interesting!
Enjoy the pix... and consider checking out Beijing.. check the promos of
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