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... Ortskenntnisse, bei der Grösse der Stadt scheint es aber durchaus verständlich, dass nicht jeder jede Strasse kennt. Und das, obwohl täglich rund 3 Millionen Menschen Taxi fahren.
Wir besuchten die chinesische Mauer bei Jinshanling, ca. 100 km von Beijing entfernt. Die Fahrt lohnte sich, da die Mauer an dieser Stelle viel we***** Touristen anzieht als in der Stadt selber. Wir waren praktisch alleine auf der Mauer unterwegs, was die ...
... good day in the office, sending out our first mailshots to prospective clients which is the next step so a good feeling.
Well this is the longest amount of time I have ever been away from home, the longest was 5 weeks so guess this is a new record! Can't say the same for Andy though, having lived in so many places whilst in the RAF!
Right, time to get Andy to put the tea on - back to dumplings & stir fry veg tonight.
... where we had a very Chinese lunch of sandwich and fries and then set off out again to Tian'Anmen Square, this is the central part of Beijing that is home to the government and political buildings, the Forbidden City and the music theatre. We spent most of the afternoon just looking and taking photos of all the impressive and famous sights. The funniest thing we have found is that people take photos of us everywhere, they either ask us if they can take a picture ...
The last 3 days were spent in Beijing being a tourist and we did the usual things of experiencing the very easy tube, Tainamen Square and the 3 hour trek on the Great Wall.
I knew the Wall would be hard but my word, wasn't expecting the beast of steep steps up and down. But so worth it and the sense of achievement is immense....until you start the descent on the stairs - this weirdly seems to be the hardest part with shaky legs and start to feel the age!!
... was our first real experience of china...beijing is not called hte big smog for nothing, you couldnt see more that 400 meters and the roads are absolutely crazy. Never have i used the word mental and crazy more in a week than I did this week. There seemed to be literally no rules on the road and everyone just drives where they want and deem it ok if they hoot their horn! we later asked our contact and she said ...