Beijing: Tiananmen Sqaure, The Forbidden City and The Temple of Heaven

Tiananmen Square is in the top ten largest city squares in the world.  During the Protests of 1989, hundreds of people were killed in Tiananmen Square. The Imperial Palace during 1420-1912, now known as The Forbidden City!  I took so many photos here, such a gorgeous location to wander through despite the obvious crowds. The…

Beijing: The Sacred Road, The Great Wall and Scorpions

The Sacred Road is lined with statues of mythical beasts, other animals and officials ready to serve the Emperor in afterlife, Unfortunately my camera died so I didn’t take many photos. The Great Wall of China, over 2,000 years old and over 6,700 kilometers in length, it can also be viewed from space! Stay tuned to read about…

Beijing: Hutongs, The Summer Palace and a Dragon Boat Cruise

Exploring the historic Hutongs (small alley ways) on rickshaws was such a relaxing and peaceful thing to do, the Hutongs are dwindling, so do this while you can!  The Summer Palace, a summer retreat for the Imperial family during the late Qing dynasty.  This place was very tranquil, even though it was full of people,…

China and the slow wifi

I haven’t been able to log on to share my stories and photos of the places I have been so far over here, which was my original plan and mission to achieve. To my surprise the wifi is shockingly bad over here, maybe because the amount of people who live here, over 1.38 billion, but…