Our tour guide was lovely and really really good. When we woke up we had a nice slow breakfast and then met up with Jade to head to Tian 'anamen Square the Forbidden Palace. It was surreal being their. Standing in the Square staring at Mao's face was a moment in my life I will never forget. It was so so so cold and that made our tour quite fast paced as we wanted to get somewhere with some shelter.
|OMG, I am in China|
|99% of China was under construction in 08 as they prepared for the games.|
|Massive slab of marble all hand carved. The entire thing is one piece|
|I just really liked all the stuff like this|
That afternoon we hailed a cab in a very brazen move and headed out on our own to the Beijing Zoo. Cab rides in China are amazing, not in a wow this is luxurious and safe but in the other way. Holy Sh*t let me take life into my own hands, that kind of way. No speed limits, no seat belts and definitely no kiddie seats. Andie, Lily and I would sit in the back and giggle the entire time. But in all fairness we only had one accident. ~truth.
The zoo was hard to handle as many of the animals had cages, tiny tiny cages. It seems that the only animal given any care is the Giant Panda. Rather than share photos of deplorable conditions I will share some of the hilarious signs we saw there.
|I hate it when suddenness happens|
|Just another Courist Trap|
|Ok, so I'll crawl over carefully and not leap|
|who knows but i bet it would translate badly|
|This makes me laugh, the child is frozen and she wanted her photo taken in front of the frozen lake.|
|Warming up in our room. As you can see we were up pretty high|