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. The first couple of days were spent exploring this city of 8 million …Xian! There really are people, people everywhere! It also doesn’t help that […]
From Beijing to Changchun in a sleeper berth is the way to go!
Sunset visit to enjoy the lights of the Bird’s Nest and Water Bubbles.
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 luckily the rain was only light enabling us to clamber up to one of the higher Watch Towers (although some colleagues scampered up even higher) […]
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 French fry after I finally got up the courage to stick in my mouth. We strolled around the street for a while, and I also […]
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 still very different. Now for those of you reading at home, I am not racially abusing either culture or attempting glorify one over the other. […]
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 Shanghai for monday (12 hours: £61 each). By the time we got off the metro and found our hostel it was 2.30pm. We asked two […]
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 the way to the entrance before being told the ticket office was the other side of the square (cost us 30 mins cueing!!!) Once inside […]
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 by 28 June. That’s not to say that we didn’t have a rough idea of where we wanted to go. We knew that we wanted […]
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? of course are not accessible. Much of it has deteriorated over the millenia. Merriad info available on Google. Leave hotel at 08:00 or there about. […]