Beijing, Forbidden City and Food Market. September 30th 2007 Spent a week in Beijing, our longest stop on our trip so far. We visited temples, tourist sites including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, eating snakes and scorpions and the famous Peking duck, survived riding bikes, rickshaws and squashing on buses with busy commuters. The blog entries are split up as we have so many photos!
Our first hostel had a Moon party, to celebrate the Moon fest ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I qualified as a teacher in 1997 and have been teaching ever since. Thoroughly enjoying my job, I took the first brave steps to having a career break. Selling my flat and minimalising my belongings and gradually throwing useful travelling things into my backpack ready for the first leg of the journey on Monday 23rd July. So the race is on, flat having a lick of paint and onto the market. Fingers crossed! I can't wait! I'm escaping daily routines to see the world (well most of the Far East anyway).
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