today has been our first real look around the city. We started the day in a bit of a bad way! We were so jet lagged that we over slept and missed out check out. We were woken at 12pm with the maid knocking on the doortellin us to get out! We were totally knackered.
So when we did eventually get up we decided to go out and brave the city of Beijing. Armed with a map and a phrasebook we decided that we would head of tiannamien square. As its just a 25mins walk we thought we just walk, but when we saw a subway station. we decided that we would just brave it and head on a 'tube'. To be honest i am very proud. Not only did we navigate our way there, we bought tickets and got on without having to use the phrase book once. We did look as though we were trying to play charades.
When we got there we were followed by two chinese girls. As usualsuspicious lee tried to shoo them away, but it turned out that they were studying english and just wanted to talk to us! Ahh bless! They also doubled up as free tour guides and gave us a cultural tour of tiannamien square.
As you can see its still snowy and very cold in Beijing. We have just met our group and they seem really cool and very funny. Lee may have a little competition for wittyness. They are in the bar now as i write this. 2morrow we are off to the forbidden city.
miss you all xxx