June 24th, 2013


Beijing -- Forbidden City and the Summer Palace - May 24

The morning began with a wake-up call at 7:30, we were supposed to meet up with everyone by 9, and Hawk had told us about the 9 am meeting in the lobby, but hadn't told us there would be a wake-up call. Luckily, it coincided with John's alarm going off, though it startled the heck out of us. It gave us plenty of time, however, to contemplate the wonders of the Crowne Plaza's breakfast buffet.

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