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... we went for lunch at McDonalds - air con and huge cold drinks - bliss !!! (And free wifi) As the midday sun gets hotter we find a brand new shopping street, they must have bulldozed acres of land. It looks like Disneyland Main Street with old fashioned trams running up and down. Half the shops are still empty. We found a Chinese tea shop. Donna drank jasmine tea in a beautiful tea cup with lid, Helen refused a drink but I tried a ...
... and Beijing could not be further apart in every way- from the buildings, culture, population size, language. It was nice to share it with all of them. It was really interesting, as well to contrast Emma and Adam’s experience living in Chengdu, a city on the rise, to me living in Beijing, which is already a well-established city.
We went and had lunch together, before spending a couple of hours ...
... of stuff we didn't want to lose.
The Beijing Airport is HUGE! Ridiculously huge. We went for Burger King for food and Kyle was happy that he got a Heineken with his combo :)
We were glad we had Joanna with us, it was nice to conversate and chat about different things while eating up time.
Kyle and I had some luck though, because the line to board the plane was crazy long...but since Kyle and I were pretty much at the back of the plane, we were ...
... by a few hefty slaps on the belly for some reason. We tried to take a few sneaky photos so you’d know what we are on about.
3) Crazy English signs. We are sure that you have all at some point received an email or Facebook post (or visited the Engrish websites) demonstrating the bizarre and often hilarious translations witnessed on Chinese sign posts. It turns out that these were not exceptions but the norm. It is common practice for warning or direction signs at major ...
... After finding my way to the Tianjin Train Station, I was quite lost on how to buy a ticket to Beijing. While looking up some travel tips on my phone, some American guests from my hotel found me in the crowd. They had already waited an hour and a half in line to get their tickets to Beijing and were at the front of the line. I lucked out with that and they were bought my ticket with theirs so I did not have to wait. We loaded up onto a bullet train that can reach speeds ...
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