Monday, August 24, 2009

First day in Beijing

A long but great day, We walked to Tiananmen Square, thought about visiting Mao's tomb but it was closed Mondays. Took a subway to the Lama Temple and also went to the nearby
Confucius Temple. Both were gorgeous. Then ate at a nearby restaurant which had good Dim Sum, especially the Sichuan Dumplings. Went to the night market, vendors on the street selling all sorts of very exotic foods on skewers- bugs larvae, scorpions, penises of various animals, sheep intestines etc. This did not really gross me out but some of the smells of this stuff cooking was disgusting to say the least.

Got our train tickets for Shanghai- we will be in an overnight sleeping compartment (we leave here Thursday).

Photos here

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