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Beijing and Great Wall

I've visited Beijing twice now (since it's where the direct flight from Toronto stops). The second visit in 2007 showed a city in turmoil getting ready for the 2008 games. Taxi drivers were learning English (and very eager to practice it) and the city was getting to be very clean. Notice the picture of the boy in Tian'an men square peeing into a bottle. This was different from my 2004 visit. The whole city seemed under construction. But it was all good. Here I perfected my bargaining techniques, consistently outbargaining Tracy (my Chinese gf who used to live in Beijing) with the vendors. I love this city for it's class, culture and character. A great place to visit.
Beijing_Tianan men Square 04
Beijing_Tianan men Square 04
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The easy way down from the Wall
The easy way down from the Wall
Panorama
Panorama
What's real?
What's real?
Spring at the Great Wall - My friend Anne
Spring at the Great Wall - My friend Anne
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Beijing - Summer Palace
Beijing - Summer Palace
Beijing Summer Palace
Beijing Summer Palace
Beijing Broom
Beijing Broom
Tracy in Beijing
Tracy in Beijing
Standing Guard at Tianan men square
Standing Guard at Tianan men square
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
Spring at the Great Wall
Spring at the Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
Great Wall
The Great Wall - Lunch in the parking lot
The Great Wall - Lunch in the parking lot
Beijing dinner
Beijing dinner
Beijing bar
Beijing bar
Beijing tired shopkeeper
Beijing tired shopkeeper
Beijing Napping outside the Forbidden City gates
Beijing Napping outside the Forbidden City gates
Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing Forbidden City
Beijing keeping Beijing clean - Always carry an empty bottle!
Beijing keeping Beijing clean - Always carry an empty bottle!
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing Tian'an men Square
Beijing-Yonghe Temple
Beijing-Yonghe Temple
Beijing-Yonghe Temple
Beijing-Yonghe Temple
Beijing-Tian'an men Square
Beijing-Tian'an men Square
Beijing-Forbidden City - fire extinguisher
Beijing-Forbidden City - fire extinguisher
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Treasures in the Forbidden City
Beijing-Treasures in the Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City
Beijing-Forbidden City