couldn’t help but snap a picture of this lovely couple on my boat ride in the Forbidden City, a beautiful oasis in the midst of Beijing. The 7,800,000 square feet space houses 980 buildings and is overwhelming to sight-see in one day – although my friend and I made a valiant effort to cover the entire place. The Forbidden City was home to China’s emperors for almost 500 years, starting in the 1400s. Everything I saw, touch, smelled and ate amazed me. However, I was not alone in my wonderment. This couple gazed around the buildings and statues as much as I did. I forget how much a country’s own citizens must not see of their own country. How old will I be when I get around to see more of the U.S.? I have yet to visit New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas and so many more places.