I spent today being a proper tourist and going around all of the sites. First off I went to Tiananmen Square and saw the Mao Mausoleum. That was nice. Then off to the Forbidden City which is remarkably busy to say it's forbidden. (The photo for this post is in the Forbidden City and that lady was nice.)
After the Imperial Gardens I found a little café just to the north of the Forbidden City and, being the only customer in there, took the chance to practise some Mandarin. If nothing else came from it at least the waitress got a good laugh. I was convinced I was saying the words exactly as they were said on the CD but I guess not. I ate my dim sum and chicken stock then left.