Day 181 of 366. This morning Cole and I missed the alarm but somehow managed to get down to our driver only a half hour late (and Cole made banana eggs and potatoes for breakfast- lol). This morning started off a bit stressful as we went to Mao's Palace (couldn't get in because they don't allow bags or cameras), and The Forbidden City- which we were allowed in but was extremely crowded. It was great to see the space though and to experience a piece of pretty amazing history for this country.
Next we were off to The Temple of Heaven, had lunch at a great noodle house with our driver Jack (Jack was quite the driver...), and ended our day trip with a stop at the Olympic Park to see The Birds Nest as well as some other past Olympic structures. I did not know that Beijing got the Olympics again for 2022.
Tonight we are going to meet a few of Cole's friends for dinner. Tomorrow we are off to Xi'an for a few days.
EXIF: f/6.3 @ 1/800sec, ISO 400 @ 140mm. Natural Light Only.