Wake Up! We’re in Beijing!

“Rejoice & be filled with delight you boundless realms which I create…” {Isaiah 65:18}

Wake-up Beijing music blasted over street loud-speakers outside our hotel at 8 a.m.  Dutifully off we went each day to explore the city…Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City rich with great halls, pavilions & palaces that played home to 7 Emperors, Wangfujing Market, Olympic Square, the Great Hall of the People {akin to our Congress}, National Museum of China, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, the Gate Tower over Zhengyangmen …beautiful gardens, lively & colorful restaurants, bustling underground tunnels, the retiring of the Red Flag at sunset.

I’ll let photographs speak for themselves this time.

(Note to anyone traveling in a land where you don’t speak the language: Take a business card of your hotel to give to cab drivers when you’re ready to return. This beats leaving a trail of bread crumbs.)

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