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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... We had to hike about 40 minutes up to where we were camping and arrived just in time. Simon and I, the first two to arrive, manage to walk along to wall for a bit to a guard tower before the others arrived to hastily set up tents before a huge lightening storm rolled in. We all thought the trip was going to be a disaster as had to spend the first hour or so in our tents to avoid the rain. Eventually Cat and I decided to just brave the rain and go back to where Simon and I ...
... way to pass the time.
Night all. Here’s hoping for a good sleep.
Well. Day 2.
Feck.Feck. Feck. Like a Heinz baked been in a tin. Don’t know why but at nights I am sure the driver puts it onto autopilot and gets to bed. Either that or the apprentice takes over. A ketchup bottle being emptied, to get the last bit out. That’s how shook about I feel this morning.
... it was a lot quieter, and a chance to see village life. Before setting off we had an amazing lunch, Andy & Matthew literally devoured a whole leg of lamb, that had been slow cooked in a massive drum for hours, Min Min & I stuck to other stuff, not being a lamb lover! Andy was VERY happy and lots of caveman style photos were taken! Our week off for National day was a mixture of chilling and exploring. I headed with 2 friends, one of which, Chrissie, has a driver, so makes getting ...
... from a panda reservation center in the central of China. The 5 for the Olympic games are all named "Welcome to Beijing". We ended up seeing 5 out of 10, which is pretty good for lazy pandas. On the way out, our bus got stopped by some investigative bureau, checking to see if people were ripping off tourists. We were all a little nervous at first, I thought our guide/ us might get taken away! Our tour guide was legit, but our driver didn't have the right license plate on ...
... Of course he didn't understand a word I was saying but it kept him calm and he was no longer honking out of control. It is not that the Chinese get road rage but they do like to honk. I don't really understand it because the traffic is so heavy and no matter how much you honk it is still going to be slow moving. The bus driver, the car drivers, the scooter drivers love to honk.. So I say to them.. Calm down Chinese people ...
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