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An emu racing a tour bus, a lioness hunting a pigeon that almost got too close and a twerking policeman at Notting Hill Carnival.
Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world. Its 440,000 square metres is home to a huge image of Mao Zedong, China’s great Communist founding father.
It is vast. Vast and the most amazing blue. The sheer size of the lake at Beijing’s Summer Palace was the first thing that struck me.
There is a lot to do in Beijing – especially when, like me, you are only visiting the city as a stop-off on your way to Japan.
We’d been saying we’d do it for more than 20 years, but in the end it only took one phone call. “Konnichiwa, let’s go to Japan.”