Today was another beautiful day here in Beijing, I couldn’t have asked for better weather. So the bucket list has a lot more ticks from this trip, and today saw two more, Tian anmen Square and the Forbidden City. The square is pretty big, but I was expecting it to be bigger, but still to be standing in Tian anmen Square….cool! Then over the road to Forbidden City, unfortunately over the years prior to 1949 a lot of the furniture and treasures of the palace got stolen, most taken to Taiwan so if I wanted to see them I needed to go their…..mmmm another trip maybe! However, the buildings themselves are pretty impressive, all built from wood and with not a single nail!
The Forbidden city has two sections one for office buildings and the other with houses, the building to the right is a resting stop between walking from the living section to the office …… it’s a long way from one end to the other, I would argue close enough that you don’t need a room to rest in but hey he was the Emperor, why not!
Next was a walk through some of the hutongs (lane ways), this was pretty cool, seeing how some of the locals actually live, felt like a bit of a sticky peak looking into people property, but was very interesting.
Some of the people are working, this man is dipping mini apples into toffee, I asked to take this photo, I think he liked me as I started to walk away, he called me back and gave me one for free…..might have found myself a Chinese boyfriend…..lol
It’s rude to not eat it…..so I did, yummy!
Well tomorrow is my last day in Beijing, I have to say I have absolutely loved this city, you should all come here, it’s fantastic. Tomorrow night we catching an overnight train to Shanghi…..omg, still so much more to come! I plan to hire a bike tomorrow and ride around the city a bit…..might need to check the details of my travel insurance, it’s a bit crazy here on the roads, but lots of people ride bikes, so I figure if they go…..I go!