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The flight from Xian to Beijing was over one hour 30 minutes, and it was quite intersting to fly a domestic chinese flight. In the flight the crew members bow to you, and they provided you with free roasted green peas and a drink. They had a video about swine flu, and in it the characters were pigs and they said to prevent getting it you should be in a relaxed mood, they mentioned other stuff which was nonsense.

We met our tour guide, Susan who had the best english out of all our tour guides, but she wasnt was nice as the others, she didnt allow any extra time for anything, and stuck to what she wanted to do and she suppose to do. We went to a fake market first to shop, and everything was fake, but it was choas in there. Every shop attendant was coming after you try you to sell everything they had, but they started their prices to high, but i eventually got them down to a 1 or 2 euros.
oylmpic sign on the road
Beside the fakr market was a fake Starbucks called Leymo Coffee.

The next I went to The Sumemr Palace, which was full of chinese tourist and a few of them were asking if they could take a picture of me, becuase some of them come for a small village and hadnt see a westerner before. They called westerners "big noses". The sumemr palace was hughe, but i got a nice boat journey in the lake which was relaxing

I went to the Forbidden City afterwards which was aslo hughe and full of chinese tourists. It was intresting to see but sore on the feet and then a quick visit to Tinamen square.

In the evening we had dinner near the thearte which we would go to see the Peking opera. The Peking opera was really bad show, it was so bad it was funny, well the first bit with the emporess and the emporer.
fake market
The second bit with the evil monkey was bad and boring.

The second day went to the ming tombs for a quick visit, didnt see much of it and the off the the Great Wall Of China which was really good and intresting. It was so nice to be finally on the great wall of china but it wasnt what i was expecting. I took the hardest but quiest route. It was very steep and hard to cllimb up, but it was so steep it was even difficult to get down. It was a good experience to be on the great wall of china.

Our last dinner conisted of a Peking duck dinner. The peking duck was nice, we ahd other dishes as well. Behind us was a show which conisted of singing, martial arts, arobatics and a puppet show all entertaining.

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oylmpic sign on the road
oylmpic sign on the road
fake market
fake market
beside the fake merket was a fake …
beside the fake merket was a fake…
dentist
dentist
Houton area, not so rich area
Houton area, not so rich area
food market in houton area
food market in houton area
black chicken
black chicken
they just killed the eels
they just killed the eels
900GB pen bought in fake market, o…
900GB pen bought in fake market, …
female lion
female lion
another wierd sign
another wierd sign
man palying hulsi
man palying hulsi
dragon shaped boat
dragon shaped boat
just afetr this, germans came in a…
just afetr this, germans came in …
secruity at the museum
secruity at the museum
chairman Mao
chairman Mao
Beijing opera
Beijing opera
one of the worst shows ive ever se…
one of the worst shows ive ever s…
this act lasted at least half hour…
this act lasted at least half hou…
Rubbisg bin
Rubbisg bin
Ming temple
Ming temple
ming temple
ming temple
no load
no "load"
great wall of china
great wall of china
2008 olympic sign at great wall of…
2008 olympic sign at great wall o…
starbucks
starbucks
more wierd food at supermaket
more wierd food at supermaket
anyone want to eat this ?
anyone want to eat this ?
ice cream
ice cream
airport
airport
my plane back home
my plane back home
peking opera
peking opera
local barbers
local barbers
pottery factory
pottery factory
our tour group
our tour group
great wall of china
great wall of china
im on the great wall of china
im on the great wall of china
they were steep steps
they were steep steps
bird nest olympic stadium
bird nest olympic stadium
peking duck
peking duck
emporer palace
emporer palace
our tour guide susan
our tour guide susan
airport
airport
forbidden city
forbidden city
hotel room
hotel room
CNN
CNN
backstreets
backstreets
local barbers
local barbers
a family house
a family house
tour gudie susan
tour gudie susan
their colelction of weapons
their colelction of weapons
their kitchen
their kitchen
a performance of a peking opera i…
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