street food! gooood
today was supposed to be the day we head to the great wall.. since we first started to plan our trip to asia.. i said that i wanted to see the great wall if thats all i saw in asia i would be happy. so i was really looking forward to seeing it!! so we woke up relatively early and we were told to go to a certain station to catch a bus.. so we headed there and ofcourse no one spoke english and even when we could get and answer the were all pointing in different directions! but we were finally told we were in the wrong station..so we hoped back onto the metro and we found the bus station we were supposed to be at... unfortunately we were late since the bus only goes till 10am and we were 30 mins late.. we were bummed but we didnt want it to ruin our day so we decided to take the metro all the way to end of one direction and took a bus to the summer palace.
.. getting there was an adventure in itself since we ddidnt know which bus to take but we found this girl who helped us out. we got there safe and sound... as we were walking we noticed several new bathrooms constructed along the way which was great cause then nobody has to pee on the ground but people still do! i saw this old lady go behind the bushes. ahhah only a few feet away from the toilet.. oh well... we entered the summer palace place which was this huge park! we climbed the top of the hill in the park and hung out for a bit eating on top of this mini guard tower.. then we headed back down toward the lake. we were looking for the leaning budha but it turns out that was way north! and another bus ride away.. it was nice a breezey by the lake so we walked along the water for abit.. lots of walking.. we didnt go in the summer palace since we had to pay more money.. but we saw it.. hahah and we just hung out the arcade near the river.. on our way back we caught the wrong bus cause grzechu wouldnt listen to me so we had to catch another bus to get to the same location we started and then we finally were heading the right direction...