A little bit more of Beijing

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Carlos and I were only in Beijing for the long weekend, so we tried to visit as many places as we could like “The Temple of Heaven, The Summer Palace and the Forbidden City“.  We were able to visit the first two, but since we did not buy our tickets in advance for the Forbidden City, we were only able to see the entrance which was a pity because we were already there.  Apparently, they only sell 80,000 tickets per day if I can remember correctly, so for those of you who’d like to be able to enter the Forbidden City, you should book/buy your tickets before going there or you’ll end up like us only being able to see the entrance. Continue reading “A little bit more of Beijing”

The Great Wall of China

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Aaaah yes, Beijing.  When I was in primary/elementary school and had just started learning Geography, my teacher had covered the topics “continents, countries, etc.”.  And I learnt that China, till now, is one of the biggest countries in the world.  I’ve obviously learnt about the capital that is Beijing, but I had never thought about visiting it till two years ago.  The reason for this is because whenever I’d travel to another country and I’d meet people and let them know that I’m from Macau, they’d ask me if I’d been to the capital and always my answer would be no.  So it got me thinking “Why haven’t I gone there anyways when I live in the country?”.  That’s when I started nagging Carlos about going there and for several times I’d asked him, he turned me down because he didn’t want to until last month when I got him to agree. Continue reading “The Great Wall of China”