Beijing Day Four

Day Four was a bit of R & R and a bit of shopping. This time we went to the silk market where there are seven floors full of all the Fake goods stores, Carpets, silks etc. Keryn got a set of prescription glasses for about $110NZ Here just the lenses cost $300 and the […]

Beijing Day Three

Today was the walk on the Great Wall. We chose the Mutianyu Section of the Wall – which is a little over an hours drive from Beijing. The drive through the country to get there was actually one of the highlights for us. We drove through a few villages – all of which were being […]

Beijing – Day Two

Today we had a trip to the Forbidden City. This was the home of all the emperors through the dynasties, and is an incredible complex. There are many thousands of rooms! Our hotel is only a few hundred yards from Tiananmen Square, and the photo of Chairman Mao is on Tiananmen Gate – the first […]

Beijing – Day One

Wow – time flies! We left Auckland on Wednesday night, and arrived in Beijing early on Thursday morning. We got a cab into the hotel, but our rooms were not available until 2:00pm. Whilst we waited for the room to be ready and store our bags we went for a walk down Wangfujing Street. This […]