Beijing 2. temple of heaven & the endless walk in summer palace

With the crew at the Temple of Heaven.
It’s terribly hot in Beijing but at least it’s not as humid as it is in Hong Kong. I’ve been going out a lot lately and being under the sun constantly has got me a bit tanned. Hopefully the amount of walking that I’ve done so far is enough for burning all those calories from the good food I’ve had here. Alright that’s just another excuse for me not to exercise.

You can never take a picture without another random Chinese intruding into the shot.

One of the ways how they ‘bully’ me.

The Summer Palace is a LOT, LOT bigger than what we expected. We spent around 4 hours walking nonstop and we only made it to half of the palace. Such a waste of the full entries ticket!

The walk was almost endless… which explains my grumpy face here.

these guys are the risk takers, walking up on the most random, weird path all the way to the top.

So the hamster almost slipped….

Alex A. quoted from our dutch friend Johann: “all the former Kings and Queens of Europe look like peasants in comparison to the decadence lived by the Chinese Emperors.” And this is only the Summer Palace.

When you’re in china, you’ll notice how funny the chinese pose. this is our imitation of the 20-something year old woman posing with her backpack on the front….. who was actually right in front of us when we took this photo.

Photo credits: Alex S.



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