Friday, February 19, 2010

Alll touristed out

Today (Friday) we saw Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, a "Silk Factory" (where the presentation had the aura of an infomercial) and the "Hutong" area, which is the older part of Beijing, plus lunch at a restaurant that had forks on the table. So draw your own conclusions there. Our guide was great, especially in explaining what seemed like each of the 99,999.5 rooms of the Forbidden City, but it was too long of a day for a bunch of jet-lagged people. We'd been up since 3 a.m.
 
We met about six other families who will be traveling to another province, but who we will meet up with later in Guanzhou. Some have kids with them, including a very sweet 3-year-old. But it confirms that it was best not to bring Sam. He's a little too "energetic" for all these organized tours.
 
Next up: the Great Wall, the Ming tombs and a "Jade factory." Notice the quotes.

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Looks like a lot of fun, but get some rest before Sunday. Can't wait to see Sophie!
Kristin, Jon and Lincoln

Anonymous said...

So great to see you there in China! I can hardly wait--is it tomorrow that you get to see Sophie? Pouring rain here and I have on my wool socks. Looks like it is cold in Beijing. I talked to Sam yesterday. He told me about making stones (scones) for Andy's birthday.

Love, Mom

Kristi said...

Somewhat off the subject, but I love your haircut! Can't wait to see photos of your newest family member. Yay!