Peter, our guide from Childrens, is in very good shape. He climbs 1500 stairs, and doesn't even breath hard. I on the other hand was breathing very hard.
We walked from our hotel to Tian'anmen Square, and then on to The Forbidden City. Everything was amazing. I still can't believe that we were walking around Tian'anmen Square today. Did you know that there are 9000 rooms in The Forbidden City? It's much bigger than it appears on the map. I love the architecture. I'm astounded by the luxury in these palaces for the times when they were built.
I'd say we'd walked about 4 or 5 miles, and then climbed at the park accross the road. Peter said it will get us prepared for The Great Wall tomorrow. I think it might just make me so sore that it will be difficult to climb at The Great Wall. Going up, I felt like we were the "out of shape, Americans", but on the way down, we met many other people of all nationalities that were struggling to get up to the tower. The view from up there was amazing.
Pictures will be posted later.
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BTW - are you two shooting videos? I can't wait until you get back and (of course, I want to meet Maggie first!) see you pictures and videos.