China travel blog - FrankAlvaro

Beijing Sunday 14/09/08

The group will be meeting tonight for the first time, marking the start of the photo tour. After breakfast, I decided to visit the Temple of Heaven, a vast complex south of my hotel. Rather than walk, I got into a cycle-rickshaw. The driver/engine didn't appear to care about road rules or my mental well-being, especially when he decided to cross a major road in front of 2 rather large buses. We survived, continued on down footpaths and down back-alleys, until he finally dropped me off about 500m from the temple. I have no idea why we didn't go all the way, but I wasn't going to argue or tempt fate any further.