Its our penultimate day here in Beijing and today we were treated to a visit to The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square after our 5 day trek.
As the National Conference is currently taking place, a lot of important political representatives are gathering in the city, and there are thousands of people visiting to catch a glimpse of them. We were lucky enough to be there to see all this.
Tiananmen Square was incredible and right in the heart of the city. We had our picture taken right in the centre and headed through the Tiananmen Gate before entering the Forbidden City. Our guide Charles gave lots of information about its history and showed us all of the best photo opportunities.
After a lovely lunch with dumplings and steamed buns, we went to see an acrobatics show with some mesmerising acts including an act which had 6 motorbikes inside a giant mesh-metal sphere criss-crossing upside down!
After that we went for our final dinner together at the popular Peking Duck Restaurant and had our own Oscar style award ceremony for achievements throughout our journey over the last week.
We finished off with a couple of cheeky beers in a Chinese bar, playing country music and decked out in a style that was China's answer to a honky-tonk!