on july 5th my parents took me to beijing. we stayed at huabei hotel. on the first day, we went to the great wall. the great wall is very long and old. it has millions of bricks. each brick is very big and heavy. lots of people from different countries like climbing the great wall. we felt very tired when we climbed to the top of the great wall.
we also went to the palace museum. the palace museum has 9999 palaces. it has a very long history. i bought a lot of souvenirs of the palace museum. what nice palaces these are! i visited the palace museum and felt excited. if you want to know more about the palace museum, you can go to beijing and have a look.
the following days, we went to the summer palace, tian tan, north lake and xiang hill. i now know more about the history of china. i also like modern beijing. the 2008 olympic games will be held in beijing.
later, i went back with my parents by train. i really enjoyed the trip to beijing.
over the past twenty years or so, great changes have taken place in our life. take my family for example. my parents contacted others mainly by sending them letters in the past. but now we call long distance at home. and once my parents listened to the radio for news and other information. but now we get the news by watching tv. another big change is in my living conditions. when they got married about twenty years ago, my parents lived in a small room crowded with fiirniture. but now we have moved into a big new three-room apartment. in short, our life has become comfortable and convenient.