Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
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... of her new friends, church circle and family back home.
After our little reunion, Natalie and I made it to dinner at a Peking duck restaurant in a hutong. We had good instructions from Margaux on how to get there, but the directions given to us by the people on the street were not as good. We were going in the complete wrong direction, as instructed by the locals until we realised that we were not going the right way.
We made it to the restaurant, which ...
We are currently sitting in the lounge of Japan Airlines in Tokyo - waiting for our flight to Beijing. We flew in a lovely new plane, a 787 jet from Boston. Took the best part of 13 hours! The flight left at 1:30 and so we had to go to sleep around 6:00 in order to get the required 8 hours use of our wonderful Advil PM! :-) The seats would become almost flat - so we weren't complaining! Also watched "The Theory ...
Within 30 minutes of departing from Ulaan Baatar station, the scenery instantly became Steppe. Literally nothing as far as the eye could see for mile after mile. Not a single person, ger, animal or even a tree. This was true steppe country and I was happy with my head outside the open window, the wind and sun on my face and getting lost in my own thoughts, hour after hour. After a 5 hour stop at the border, we were in China and eventually, 29 hours after leaving Ulaan Baatar, we ...
... it a lot! Her niece had done a demonstration of snuff painting for all the athletes of the Olympics to teach them about their culture! We said our goodbyes and thank yous and headed back to the rickshaws to go to a tea ceremony! Which I was SO excited for because I never had the opportunity to go to one in Japan! We all sat and tried all different types of tea and learned how to drink in properly from our hilarious instructor name Misty...get it Miss. Tea...hahah. ...
... a giant hamburger upon our return on Monday evening! This has been an exciting and adventurous excursion for us both. We had many fun experiences that we will surely continue to laugh about in the future. We both adapted and coped with many cultural differences and often used our made-up phrase TIC "this is China" when things extended beyond our comfort zone. There are many aspects that we will miss but "there's no place like home."