DiSCOVER. Trip to China. Day 5. July 20, 2013.

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Today was a really good day. ๐Ÿ™‚ i was being stupid yesterday in my comments.

We visited some core tourist destinations and historical places of China today. First thing off the list, we went to Tiananmen Square. It was very crowded and sunny today. I got a tan on my neck by the end of the day. Took 290 pictures today. Saw the Imperial Palace and took pictures of all the stuff inside. After a while though, all of it started to look the same.

So much history contained here

So majestic

The more "sculptures" there were on the roof, the more power it signified

The more “animals” there were on the roof, the more power it signified

The immensity of the Forbidden City

The immensity of the Forbidden City

 The emperor's room. He had a different concubine to sleep with every night for 100 days! If I remember correctly... lol. Lucky b******

The emperor’s room. He had a different concubine to sleep with every night for 100 days! If I remember correctly… lol. Lucky b******

Had a really nice lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Wang fu jian (there was free wifi there). Bought some souvenirs and haggled well ๐Ÿ™‚ Three of the guys ate fried scorpion. Mandy, Jen, and I went to get drinks and sat and talked since we were exhausted and dehydrated from all of the walking and shopping.

The scorpions on the stick were still moving! Vigoriously too :S

YUM!

Eating and shopping at Wang Fu Jian. Such a nice place. ๐Ÿ™‚

Went to the Temple of Heaven. Still don’t really know what it’s about…then dinner. Debrief. After dinner, Mandy, Jen, Wendy, and I took a 15-minute taxi to a really high-end massage parlour called Dragonfly. Mandy and I did the full body massage while J and W did the foot massage. Omg it was so good. I either fell asleep or almost fell asleep. It is similar in method to Angela’s, but the care and focus and strength is just right. The ambiance and atmosphere was so nice; there was a fake tree with hanging crystals in our room. Anyway, then we took the taxi home back to the hotel with a nice taxi driver who played “Aqua” in the car upon hearing us converse in English and then proceeded to attempt to show off to us in broken English.

One of the best body massages I’ve ever had in my life!! It was so heavenly.

Then the 4 of us went to eat siu yeh. Yummy skewers! The lamb skewer was the best, followed by the chicken wings, chicken knuckle, and chicken heart. Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

The girl grilled everything from a fold-out grill in the side of the building! So impressive! She was really nice too. We ate outside and had 2 rounds of the delicious skewers ๐Ÿ˜€

Now back at hotel and finished packing up since we’re checking out of our hotel tmr. Tomorrow we’re heading up the Great Wall of China! Finally! ๐Ÿ˜€ hope it’s great ๐Ÿ™‚

Want to see what happened throughout the trip?

Click to view my posts for Dayย 1&2,ย 3, 4,ย 6,ย 7,ย 8,ย 9,ย 10,ย 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15!

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18 Responses to DiSCOVER. Trip to China. Day 5. July 20, 2013.

  1. travelscapism says:

    GREAT pictures – loved Beijing but I did not try the scorpions ๐Ÿ™‚ I was chicken !

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