We had another whirlwind sight seeing day in Beijing today. We started out walking to Tiananmen Square, past the National Concert Hall and the Great Hall of the People. It was a very humid and overcast and very hot. Tiananmen Square was full of people taking photographs and again they wanted us to be in their photos. We have started to feel like celebrities! We saw Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and the Museum of China. We then crossed the road to the Forbidden City with its many courtyards. A wonder to behold. We then kept on walking up that road (which was besides a 10 lane highway) up to a shopping area call Wangfuxing. There was a famous side street that was full of market stalls selling Chinese souvenirs and lots of food market stalls selling food on a stick, we saw star fish, sea horses and the wildest one was live scorpians wriggling! We haggled for some souvenirs for presents for our friends and family.