Real quick post this time as we got in late last night and are heading out early today to do some last minute shopping for our trip.  We fly out Saturday morning (tomorrow).

Day 5 consisted of eating some great dumplings for lunch and then we went to JinShan Park which overlooks the Forbidden City.

We crossed the street to actually enter the Forbidden City and we found out they quit giving tickets at 4:00pm and we were there around 4:15…so Kevin told the security guard in the booth we were just going to take  a picture by the big red door at the entrance and eventually the guard agreed to let us do that.  As soon as he wasn’t looking we took off!  The Forbidden City is an outdoor labyrinth of concrete hallways and buildings. There were large concrete courtyards throughout…very cool place and the entrance fee was even better!

The picture of the guy with is shirt half way up is representative of what guys do when it is hot out.  It is so normal that this guy does it in a picture…

Earlier in the day we took the scooter in for a repair as the tire blew while I was riding on it.  We picked up the scooters and went to a hole in the wall to eat some pasta, home made chips, fried bread, lamb, and some beers.  For an entree, three appetizers, two beers, and two waters…the total bill ran around $9. Not bad.

The picture is of the outside of the dive we ate in. They cooked the bread and lamb skewers in the black thing behind the guy sitting down…