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Day 5 - The Forbidden City

April 1st 2009
Today I went to the Forbidden City, which is situated directly north of Tian’anmen Square. We had to walk under an underground tunnel to get there and I saw a policeman chase after a young couple with a laser! There were also a lot of beggars; it is really awful to see and really upsetting. I forgot to mention that I saw a blind man playing a violin at the night market; he had a young boy (he lo ... read more
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