The Adventures of Gimpy Girl

A journal of the trials and triumphs of another trip to unexplored territory.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

China: Beijing, Day 1

This adventure I am doing in Tour Group style with Larry and his Tai Chi comrades. We arrived at a very fancy Hotel Nikko. Kind of funny to be at a Japanese hotel in China. The very next morning our bus set off to Tianamen Square. Beijing has created passageways and bridges for the bicylces and pedestrians to get across the streets. The only problem with this is that many of these passageways require navigating stairs. By the advice of our tourguide I my lightweight wheelchair. This was good because with the help of our team of tai chi strongmen I could be carried wheelchair and all like ancient royalty. So into the Forbidden City we traveled, exploring the world once only reserved for the emporer's family.

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City
The cobblestone was a nightmare for the wheelchair. Eventually Larry abandoned it and resorted to piggyback style. In the background you can see where the Forbidden City is getting a face-lift.

Later that afternoon we were treated to Chinese acrobats and dinner. They definitely keep us busy!
Chinese Acrobats


At 7:05 AM, Blogger Kathy said...

Photos. We want photos. :-)

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Ms. Vickie said...

What a great time you seem to be having and I love to see someone with MS doing what you are....enjoying life and showing others we do still have a love for life and enjoy things. Kathy sent me your way. I also have MS.

Vickie of

At 3:55 AM, Blogger diane said...

Your blog is good we are looking at different site for ideas for our own site we have a Tai Chi site to help people with health problems Tai Chi

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Erik Mann said...

I was looking for blogs about tai chi and came across yours. I have whats referred to as a hard style Karate School and this is something we've been contemplating adding to it. Great blog you have and I've enjoyed reading the posts on it.

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At 10:16 AM, Blogger Erik Mann said...

great post, i'll come visit again soon...erik

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Freetastic said...

These are some of the most beautiful Photo's I have ever laid eyes on! It was like going on a trip through your pictures!



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