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forbidden city : Bruce Peck Adventures

The Cost of Admission Used to be Death

The Forbidden City is a place I’ve wanted to go ever since I was a kid.  The day finally arrived and it did not disappoint. We were blessed with good weather. In Beijing that means all the pollution is blown somewhere else (like California). It also means the sky was blue. Go figure. We woke up at 4:30 am to make our way to see the 6:00 am flag raising ceremony. There was goose-stepping under the huge portrait of Mao. Satisfied, we sought... Read More

The Temple of Heaven

In a city of 22 million people a site of interest that promises even a little tranquility rises even higher on the “must do” list. And that’s where the Temple of Heaven comes in. This is what "not crowded" looks like in China! Upon entering the temple complex, which is said to be the biggest on China, it’s easy to feel like you’ve gotten away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But I don’t mean it... Read More