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Travel Blogs from Beijing
I made a fairly good attempt at jumping out of bed and being excited about the first part of our Trans-Mongolian journey this morning. Not bad for 4:45am! Another breakfast of crushed rice puff cakes and strawberry milk.
We all headed off to the already busy subway at around 6:15 and by 7:40 we were departing Beijing …
As foreign teachers, our school gave us the opportunity to take three days off for Christmas (this is especially nice because China is not known for being a Christian nation). Nevertheless, we decided to make the most of our Christmas vacation and head up to Beijing, China and knock something off the bucket list. I'm sure you have a guess....
Yes. We wanted to say we spent Christmas at the Great Wall of China, and that is just what we did.
Travelling at 303km per hour, we covered the distance between Hangzhou and Beijing pretty quick on the train. When it comes to describing Beijing, we don't even know where to start. Big is as good a place as any. Here's a fact - the Beijing municipality is roughly the same size as Belgium apparently. Beijing is also manic. Foreign tourists make up only a teeny-tiny percentage of the mania: what sends Beijing into overdrive is Chinese tourists. At every tourist destination we ...
... Ming Tombs, where the emperor was buried. It was nine stories
underground and it was really cold compared to the heat outside. The food has
been okay, but today’s wasn’t very good. Last night we arrived in Tianjin and
the hotel was a bit disappointing but we are only staying for 2 nights.
Today we went to an interactive science museum and then to a
Chinese culture street. It was full of traditional Chinese architecture and we
ended up buying ...
... about 4:30am and then we were rudely awoken by our alarm at 6:30 to go the great wall of china. We got up and went down for our 'american breakfast' it consisted of 1sausage, 1bacon, 1small hash brown, scrambled egg and toast... Not exactly American and definitely not like the sausage and bacon at home, still we were hungry so ate it and washed it down with a cup of tea, or what we call a cup of hot milk but it was nice. The journey to the great wall was uncomfortable, our ...
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