Pictures from Beijing

Written by Lauren and Jeremy

Topics: Asia 2009

Here are some pictures from our first few days in Beijing:

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This was from our tour of the hutongs, which are narrow alleys that are located surrounding the houses in China. We all boarded a rickshaw and were driven around while Chinese pedestrians all watched and stared at us like we were visitors from Mars!

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This was by one of the lakes we drove by on our rickshaws.

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Somebody carting all of our provisions down to the Crystal Symphony πŸ™‚

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Tian’anmen Square: didn’t see any tanks.

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We saw some really cute kids here! Too bad the families can only have one, they were adorable!

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Approaching the Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace, built in 1420.

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At the Great Wall, about an hour outside of the city, in the mountains.

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We are still sore today from climbing!

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The Birds Nest, made famous in the Olympics!

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The Summer Palace, where we took a lovely boat ride on the lake surrounding this immense palace!

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The new CCTV building in Beijing.

9 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. kevin says:

    LOOKS AWESOME!

  2. Nadia says:

    Great pictures!

  3. Alison says:

    More, more, more!! Great pix, keep them coming!

  4. Harold says:

    Very Jealous, Can I go next time?

  5. Andy says:

    Looks like a great time. Enjoy?

  6. Andy says:

    (not sure what the question mark means either)

  7. Terri says:

    CONGRATS!!!! We are so so so happy for you guys. Can’t wait to celebrate when you get back. That rings a BEAUTY. XOXO

  8. DRESNER says:

    Great pics! come down to Thailand next time πŸ˜€

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