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After my nap, I walked down to the underground store to get some ramen bowls for dinner and some snacks. This time I got lime flavored potato chips. They had totally different flavors than they had last time.
After I ate my ramen, I worked on getting my computer's internet connection to work. I went back and forth between my computer and Tania's to get the same settings for the ...
We had a little sleep in then headed in search of breakfast. As we didn't have much time before our tour we grabbed some good old faithful Maccas and headed back to the hotel. We jumped on board our little tour bus and headed off to collect the rest of our group from their hotels. It took roughly an hour to get to the wall and our tour guide told us heaps of interesting facts about Beijing on the way there. Eg they only allow a certain number of new car registrations per month ...
The next morning after picking up the Visa we embarked on the Bullet Train which took us to Beijing in 4 hours. During this journey it was the first time we had seen a clear blue sky and sun for weeks. After some walking we found our hostel the Red Lantern located in a Hutong, an old Chinese neighbourhood with traditional houses and extremely narrow streets. In fact the houses were so small and narrow that people did not have toilets in their homes and instead used ...
... square we went to a family-style dinner and an acrobatics show. We came to the hotel for the first time and fell into bed at 10PM.
Sunday morning we met downstairs at 8AM for bus ride to Great Wall. On the way we stopped at a factory producing beautiful pieces of Jade. After a tour [and shopping] we were back on the bus to the Great Wall.
Well, I don't believe anyone who has only seen ...
... family: Helvetica; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">We bought the obligatory "I climbed the Great Wall" T shirts for the kids and then had lunch at a lovely tranquil outdoor cafe called the Schoolhouse. Then we drove back to the city (Penny slept the whole way and Tom whispered in my ear "Mum, I am absolutely buggered! ").
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