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Gemma’s Travel Diary

Friday, 15 Dec 2006

Location: Beijing, China

Maptoday we changed from our windowless room with a hot shower to a fancy hotel, being renovated with a luke warm shower.

we went to the Temple of Heaven - the emperor would sacrifice young calfs and prey for a good harvest. the buildings are sqaure on bottom to represent earth and circular on top to represent heaven.

we are getting around by walking many kilometers and catching the subway (50c to go anywhere)

we can now count to 10 in mandarin and have found one hot drink - hot surgery milk

we meet our intrepid group tonight - everyone is great and all seasoned travellers of vary agers - there is a family of 4 from oz that we havent met yet.

we have great photos, but having trouble uploading them, post them when we can.

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