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“If you’ve never been to the Great Wall…”

I expect I’m seriously misrepresenting Mao Zedong’s quote, “If you’ve never been to the Great Wall, you’re not a real man”, Nevertheless, it was a thrilling experience for us to finally stand on the Wall and spend a few hours hiking it. So I guess both my wife and I became ‘Real Men’ today!

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It’s the Forbidden City – Can we go in?

With most of yesterday taken up by travelling from Hong Kong to Beijing, and settling in to the hotel, we only have two full days to explore the highlights. So today, we’re taking a few stops along the underground to Tiananmen Square to visit the Imperial Palace Museum.

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