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Sunday- Beijing

Posted Sunday, July 17, 2011, at 6:38 PM

Sunday morning: we left Wuhan bright and early for the early flight to Beijing. We are staying at the Sun World Hotel, another 4-star hotel. It is very nice and best of all, right across the street from a small China McDonalds. After an Asian Big Mac, 13-of us made our way to the "The Forbidden City" and "Tian' Anmen Square". Again, words will not express the size, beauty and sheer magnitude of The Forbidden City. Please look this up on the internet and read all about it.

We have all heard of Tian Anmen Square. This is the largest plaza in the world. Over 1-milliion people can gather in front of their government buildings. This area is much like our Washington. The Congress is on one side (Capital) and other government building form a quad around the square. I remember seeing the pictures of the grand Chinese military parades and the chaos of the student demonstrations of the last 80's. The Chinese are celebrating 90-years of communism and there is this huge display on the plaza. It was a weird feeling standing in such an historic place. The young Chinese girls continued to look at Garrett and request a picture of the "cute American boy". He loves it. We are all treated like celebrities.

Tomorrow is a big day. We see the "Great Wall" and the Olympic venues. So, until Monday. Good night or good morning.



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