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Beijing!

Why did I ever take a tour from Beijing for only 3 nights and 2 days ... CRAZY ME ... this is one thing I've learnt when visiting here; I needed 5 days minimum ... it's pretty bad when your guide is only able to point at certain monuments etc ... just not enough time ... I must say Beijing is certainly repainting all temples etc. in anticipation of the 2008 Olympics, and they're doing a great job!

Everywhere you go they are promoting Olympics 2008 ... souvenirs shops for the Olympics every 2 steps of course ... and I am a huge fan of the Olympics and so I will regret not being brought to the Beijing National Stadium or Birds Nest and the Beijing National Aquatics Centre or Water Cube (水立方=H2O) both places I was quickly driven by but at least I took some shots in the car as we drove .

The Great Wall of China!!!
.. during this time I would of loved to have been stuck in 'rush-hour-traffic' but my luck wasn't going that way ... the guide told me he would bring us up to it but I don't know what he was thinking cause he totally forgot and ignored me when I questioned him ... figures, on this tour I'd get a young guy just interested in doing 'a bit' not going that 'extra mile' oh well I learned and he didn't get the greatest tip ... of course we were taken to the Countdown Clock perhaps he was trying to make up (not a chance)

I quickly fell in love with the mascots for the Olympics ... Aren't they so cute ... I bought many many Olympic Mascots, and coin set etc. My friend from China was seemingly wondering why I was overly interested in these little guys ... she began to become annoyed at the shear volume of Mascots on Billboards, in the Sub-Ways, the Souvenir Shop everywhere ... I came home with so many mascots ... 

I love the Olympics and now I look back when I see the many places, where I was, on TV while in Beijing.  I feel lucky to have gone and asked  a friend to bring 3 more coin sets for my girls, so when he returned from China to Sudbury for his graduation he brought back 3 more sets ... his Mom, at supper, said that they are gifts from them to our family ... can't wait to return!

row-zzzzz says:
Thanks Andrea!
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
row-zzzzz says:
Thank-you Kora for your wonderful smile again!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2009
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Beijing!
Beijing!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Olympic count-down clock ... f…
The Olympic count-down clock ... …
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
Beijing
Beijing
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
Downtown Beijing
Downtown Beijing
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
Hotel
Hotel
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
At the hotel
At the hotel
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
BEIJING
BEIJING
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
BEIJING
BEIJING
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
The Great Wall of China!!!
BEIJING
BEIJING
BEIJING
BEIJING
Returning to Beijing after a day a…
Returning to Beijing after a day …
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
After the Great Wall they brought …
After the Great Wall they brought…
Disneyworld ... but it was closed …
Disneyworld ... but it was closed…
Heading towards the Great Wall of …
Heading towards the Great Wall of…
Anticipating the Great Wall ... so…
Anticipating the Great Wall ... s…
Ready to do battle!
Ready to do battle!
WOW
WOW
Awesome, I`m actually here
Awesome, I`m actually here
Hurry up ... I only have 2 hours :(
Hurry up ... I only have 2 hours :(
Looking througha peak hole where m…
Looking througha peak hole where …
Up, up, up
Up, up, up
Narrow path right here ... steps a…
Narrow path right here ... steps …
Taking a pic, no taking a break!
Taking a pic, no taking a break!
Looking down!
Looking down!
On my way up!
On my way up!
Squeezing through!
Squeezing through!
Awww ... flat and easier to walk, …
Awww ... flat and easier to walk,…
``Hi, from Roselle ... I made it t…
``Hi, from Roselle ... I made it …
Beijing
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