Beijing is big. But taxis are cheap.
Today we are tourists and have been to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. We will spend the later part of the day sourcing some octane booster to mix with the low grade fuel in Mongolia.
To get into the Forbidden City you have to show your passpost and buy a ticket. The good bit was that from our passports, the lady determined we were "seniors" and we got in for half price. 30 Yuan instead of 60 Yuan, That’s a little over $12 in Aussie money. You then have to queue up for a security scan on the way in. At the Tiananmen area you don’t need a ticket, but you still have to show a passport and go through the normal airport type scan.
We went relatively early in the morning but we still had to queue for a while.
Yesterday was a relatively clear day, it had rained early in the morning, but today is quite smoggy. Enough to show in pictures and make tired eyes sting a little.