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... and Maria came around and toasted
all of us in turn. Mike and I first (eldest and all that), then her
parents, then Mac and so on down the line. Maria has acted a
translator for the most part so communications are slow and there is
lots of smiling and agreeable nodding – and toasting.
That's it for now.
Perhaps I'll let Lindsay write about the wedding as she saw more of
it while Mike and I were part of the action.
... very clean toilets with hot water, soap etc. These Hutong areas because of their greater sense of community identity, architectural interest and central location have become more sought after. We have spotted at least two 'Shoreditch' style coffee bars juxtapositioned with shabby industrial buildings but each of greater architectural interest than the functional but formless buildings that abound elsewhere. So it was to this type of area that we were taken to ...
... a buffet eating, being rather hungry, we had a lot but could have eaten more had it not been we’d been running late. I really enjoyed the Wall, it definitely was one of my highlights of China.
When we got back we were pretty tired but Nicole and Maria were planning to go see the Birds Nest and due to our fail of seeing It the other day, me and Edit decided to join them. We got off at the right subway stop this time, the Bird’s Nest was much more impressive ...
... and deep are 50m. In order to use the deep side of the pool you must pass a test, which is fine if you can be bothered with the hassle, I couldn't! Disappointment aside I really enjoyed my swim, using a 50m pool is always a pleasure and getting a 2km swim in while travelling felt good, fingers crossed it won't be the last. Apparently Australia has one of the highest ratios of people to Olympics sized pools in the world so I'll try ...
The 21st we boarded a high speed train towards Beijing. At this point we were exhausted, we had been walking almost all day for two days in Weifang and eaten an innumerable amount of meals all typical to this province. The 31/2 hour ride was welcomed and felt good. When we arrived to the station, the biggest train station I have ever seen in my life, our two hosts greeted us warmly and guided us through the many escalators. I counted 5 at one time. ...