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Gemma’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 14 Dec 2006

Location: Beijing, China

Mapwe spent all day at the Summer Palace! it was so beautiful, the architecture and history is spectacular. most of the buildings were burnt down in 1860 by the anglo-french and then rebuilt again in 1901 by empress Cixi, but still older than most things in oz. it was a great thrill to walk accross a frozen lake!

so we went to the opera - it was amazing in so many ways but disapointing cause it was very short and didnt have much singing. we got scammed for the price, but what can you do! lots of fighting scenes and acrobatics!