|cute little boy, isn't he?|
|soldiers everywhere... these ones look funny|
|Behold Tianamen Square!|
|more soldiers up ahead|
|The Forbidden City from the outside|
|I hate lines...|
|the famous gold knob thingies|
|through the first set of walls, another set and security coming up|
|security scanner up ahead... ugh|
|welcome to the Forbidden City|
|lots of bridges|
|their version of a lion.... rarr|
|lots of smog in the air.. :(|
|Yes they rate restrooms in Beijing|
After that we took a look at a lot of artifacts in the Forbidden Palace. I'll only put a few... or maybe a little more than a few.
|the emperor's bed!!|
|sorry... shooting through glass|
|china... made in china!|
Once we were finished looking at all the artifacts, we went to take a look at all the gardens, which were awesome!
|tree which is over... 100 years old I think|
|That stuff is money|
|I like this shot though it's a bit blurry|
|Finally done with the Forbidden City|
After that we took a little walk along this moat
And the next few images are along the moat.
We got to the restaurant
and ordered noodles!!
|my brother's spicy noodle soup|
The last dish we ordered was tripe, and... it looked different than we thought it would. Suffice it to say I didn't try it. You might not want to see this, but oh well...
We toured the Old City a bit,
|our old city tour guide|
and eventually got to a house which was pretty cool, and was actually worth 1 million dollars though I wouldn't want to live in it...
|apparently this is medicinal wine... but I sure don't want to drink it.....|
Anyway after that we went to a pottery shop where we saw a guy make a pot and then a woman decorate it. Here's a video that I took. (You might want to turn off the music player at the bottom of the page)
After we were done with that, we went to a shopping alley (my mom and sister were happy) and saw some pretty awesome things.
|they're crazy about churros!!|
Once we were done shopping, we went and had dinner, and then went to bed.
P.S. If you made it to the end... well you're amazing!! Thank you! I know it was super long... Oh and those 67 photos that are on this post? That's 4% of all the photos I took on the trip....