We touristed the Forbidden City today, and so there are new photos up on Flickr, heavily documenting our journey back to the 1400’s. Emperors lived there until 1911. So, while democracy was flourishing in the U.S., the Chinese rulers were living in a walled city like they were living gods, schtupping concubines two at a time.

We failed to photo-document our dinner, at the swank Green T House restaurant, which is unfortunate because the food was the coolest looking of all we have eaten so far. Its been raining, thankfully, so the “air” is somewhat breathable, and its cooler, which will be good for our trip to the Great Wall tomorrow. Expect more pictures by the end of our day.