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China Dec 2011

Wacky hotel room
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Yummy street food
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My first glimpse of the Forbidden City
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Beijing at night
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Ice fishing the Palace Moat
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Forbidden City Sunrise
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I was not prepared for snow!
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All the Chinese students wanted to practice their English, and get a photo
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The Frozen Forbidden City
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Hall of Supreme Harmony
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Beautiful bronze sculptures
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Hall of Heavenly Peace
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Hall of Preserving Harmony
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Hall of Treasures
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Jingshan Hill. Where the Emperors went to pray. The hill was created with all the dirt that was excavated for the moat. Amazing when you consider it was done by man, and animal power 700 years ago.
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I had no idea of the enormity of the Forbidden City
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Bronze Buddha on top of Jingshan Hill
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Where the last Emperor of the Ming Dynasty hanged himself
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Hacky Sackers
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The frozen moat
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Beijing street scene
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Music Store
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Frozen Moat
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Mao
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Soldiers marchng through Tiananmen Square
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The One Western Tourist!
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Tiananmen Square
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Breakfast on the way to The Great Wall
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Basically a chairlift...only old, creaky, and a little too rusty. This thing was scary!
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16 degrees F. on the Wall. Even colder on the chair lift up! I was Freezing!!
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Sunrise on The Great Wall of China
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The surrounding ladscape was incredible! Giant mountains on every side. Amazing! large_IMG_2042.jpg
Squirrel on the Wall
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The bird that flew me home!
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Posted by ikombazana 18:38

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