We then moved on to the Forbidden City (which is right across the street).
Although it was cool to think "Hey, I've seen this in a few movies and now I'm actually here!", I was overwhelmed by the amount of people. So, I turned it into my own little contest of "Let's see how many nice pictures I can take without people in them"
oh no! there is a person in this one :(
Afterwords, Elise and I explored the area around our hostel. It was an adorable little alley way full of the type of cute things I love - an Ali Alley! Okay, yes, I'm a dork... but it was true! Sadly, I didn't take pictures of it... While in Beijing I was becoming dazed from traveling so much and ready to head home!