The next morning, my parents got to the hotel and it was so wonderful to see them! They had already had some adventures in China because they had spent the past few days in X’ian seeing the Terra Cotta warriors so they filled us in what a great time they had in China so far. Both my dad and I have always wanted to see the Forbidden City so we decided to head there first as it wasn’t too far from our hotel. We hopped on the subway and headed that way. It turns out we were not the only ones that had this bright idea…it was incredibly crowded with lots and lots of people! We got tickets and went inside! It is such an impressive place and much bigger than I ever imagined! We ended up walking around the Forbidden City for 5 hours! It was awesome! Such a great day!
One thing that happened continuously during our time in China is that people would do 1 of 2 things: they would either try and take a picture with us in the background or come up to us and ask if we could take a picture with them. I turned around while viewing some of the Imperial Palace treasures to see this: Ryan was asked to take a picture with this girl. It was too funny!
Here’s another where this woman had asked me to take a picture with her son. You’ll see more of these throughout the China posts…it was just too funny!