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
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
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I intend to update this fairly regularly whilst in China and Thailand so please keep popping back to hear my travelling tales. It's also lovely to hear stories from my back home so please keep me up to date with all the gossip .........
I am taking my laptop but I'm not sure how often I'll get the chance to update this. I'm on the go a lot and won't be staying in the same place for any more than a few nights. Santa Clause will just have to use his magic powers to trac... full info