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Well that was interesting, we got new wheels!!! They took us into a workshop and treated us like a ping pong ball for a few hours then we got lifted and a new set of wheels were added!! We originally thought we were on the wrong train and in the wrong place but no we just needed some new wheels to fit the Chinese lifestyle. So 4 hours later and we …
... same kind of architecture, the same worshipping with big bundles
of incense sticks, stone turtles, etc.
I wandered around for a few hours and after that I went for a coffee in Costa
caffee (even in China they have it!). I
got back to the hostel in the late afternoon and after freshing up a bit – it’s
really humid and I tend to get a bit stinky even tho I use deo ;) – I went out
again as i wanted to see Beijing’s ...
... a few of the boys couldn't resist pillows which they quickly did away with the vacuum seal. I think the plan is to use them on on the plane home.
We then saw the Hu-tong and visited a family house.belonging to a famous local artist who paints the most delicate intricate paintings inside miniature glass bottles. Amazing. We climbed the drum tower, rode in rickshaws, and finally, it was off to ...
... even friendlier!
The people here are fantastic…not the locals, but the foreigners. We all sit and drink together as one (the Brits taking up a large percentage of the bar) whilst we discuss our plans and our previous travelling conquests.
As true Brits, we drink far too much, we laugh far too loud and remain boisterously ignorant. We decided to head out to test the night life and drink much more again. After the inevitable separation and ...
... on these people, generation after generation. The sacrifices are retold in the many stories of young lovers separated and personal tragedies which occurred during the construction of the wall.
Of all the “must-see” things that people have listed over the years in travel books and magazines, I think the Wall is actually one that I agree with. That being said, I encourage you to do more than just see it. You should walk it. ...