Beijing is honestly an incredible city! I had the most amazing 5 days and I definitely want to go back again soon. The trip was really rocky at times, but I guess that is what happens when you are travelling with a group of people you have just met and have different interests to. Despite all that, I had an incredible adventure and I cannot wait to go back.
I travelled to Beijing with 3 other people who were on the University trip to Dalian (See Dalian posts for more info). Two guys and one other girl. It was definitely a new experience and I have learnt a lot about myself and other people to be honest. One of the people I travelled with is definitely someone I want in my life forever. He is honestly one of the sweetest and funniest people I have ever met and truly helped me stay sane. I was always able to vent to him when I needed it and sometimes I wouldn’t even have to speak and he would know what’s up LOL. So much love for you Chris!
FOOD FOOD FOOD
THE ART OF NEGOTIATION
ZHONGSHAN PARK, THE FORBIDDEN CITY, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, SUN IN MY EYES
The Forbidden City was lovely, I do have an interest in history so seeing the different artefacts and reading about the history of The Forbidden City was nice. It was a great day and was just beautiful to look at. It was FULL of people; apparently there are thousands of people who go through there every day. When we went it really hot and sunny, I was squinting so much in the photos (just thought I should share LOL).
The Temple Of Heaven was beautiful. Once again, as it is a really popular tourist attraction it was really busy, but the history behind it was really interesting. The attention to detail is incredible, you can really see how much effort they put into everything,
Yes, they were taking photos of me LOL.
SAVE THE BEST UNTIL LAST
The Great Wall of China was surreal and I had to keep reminding myself where I was. I am not the biggest fan of heights, so when I was in the cable car going up I was a little nervous. It was beautiful and tobogganing down was a great end to the visit.
After The Great Wall we went to a market which was a combination of food and clothes, bags, accessories etc. We looked around and grabbed some food and then went back to The Silk Market so that I could get some more gifts. It was just a fun day and even once we got back it was full of laughs and jokes.
I am definitely ready to go back to China. I want to visit Shanghai, Chengdu and definitely travel back to Beijing.