First Week Down and Nearly Black Hawk Down

Well… What can I say? It’s been interesting, extremely interesting and not what I really expected. I suppose I better start with the good so we are all happy chappys.

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Pardon me boys…

From Beijing to Changchun in a sleeper berth is the way to go!

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Beijing Olympic Village

Sunset visit to enjoy the lights of the Bird’s Nest and Water Bubbles.

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Beijing: Tues, Sept 23rd

Today was full-on and damp. A wake-up call @ 5.45am set the tone for the day and the coach left at 7am prompt. First stop was The Great Wall, where

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Seasoned Scorpions…

Monday morning, I met up with Dale again and we walked to a sweet, crowded shopping/food street near the hotel. I tried scorpion, which tasted something like a seasoned curly

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China to Canada are we really that different

Canada to China: Are we really that different? Are we really that different? Well, besides the obvious differences in skin color, facial structure, size, and sometimes hygiene; yes, we are

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Day 16 Arrive in Beijing

Hi Followers, We stepped off the overnight sleeper train at 11.40am, arriving in Beijing!! As we were at the train station we queued up to book out overnight train to

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Beijing and Xi’an

Arriving into Beijing at lunchtime on 3 June we had no firm plans for China, except to the extent that we knew that we had to be in Hong Kong

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Day18 Beijing, Forbidden City

Hi All, Today we woke early and headed to the Forbidden City thinking that with the early start we would beat the cues…..NOPE!!! Was mental- so busy. We walked all

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THE GREAT WALL of China

Email sucks. Use blog to keep in touch. Eight pics included here. It was a sunny day for a walk along the wall that has been reconstucted. All 4000 km/m?

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