We first hit up the Beijing Auto show. Seeing as this was technically a work trip for Matt, we spent a fair amount of time here. It was insanely crowded with people, cars, and people standing next to cars.
I entered on an exhibitor's badge. Looks just like me, right?
(side note, yes I am wearing a cat shirt and no, I did not buy it in China. I actually bought this in the US, thank you very much)
While Matt manned the booth for his work the following day, I spent my time exploring the Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City was the Imperial Palace for numerous Chinese emperors, spanning a 500 year period. Unfortunately, I went on a very hazy, and very busy day, neither of which lend themselves to decent photos.
After five hours of wandering around (yes, there is that much to see), I took my tired feet to the airport where I met back up with Matthew and headed home to Shanghai.