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... from the U.S. that I've traveled here with and from China that I'm going to miss more than I would like to admit, and I've experienced a culture that has been long thought of as the polar opposite of where we come from. When this trip officially started,
Kevin told us that, "a journey is not measured by the miles we travel, but by the friends we make." If that is true, and I believe it is, then this trip has been quite a journey.
Throughout my time here, ...
... as the restaurants send it off to third parties to wash for them, again fine. Then I found out you have to pay to use your cutlery!! So I think next time I will bring my own bowl and chopsticks!!
Later today I will be boarding the overnight train to Shanghai, I have brought a bottle of Chinese red wine to share with my tour friends so hopefully that will go down well and help us sleep better through the smoke and snoring!
... of the entire city wall. I am sure it was a fascinating race to run. The views from and of the wall were quite beautiful. We also could have rented bicycles and rode around the wall but we chose to walk, as it would be hard to take pictures from a bicycle. I think we walked a single wall segment before heading back to the van so we could get out to the Terra Cotta warriors. This is a place that I would like to come back and spend more time ...
... members of the imperial guard), even with the distraction of ride tourists trying to push you out of the way to hog the spot for their photos. I also attempted to get out to Luoyang (one of the ancient capitals) and Shaolin, of Shaolin monk fame. And as you can guess, this turned I to an epic fail. From my hostel I headed to the train station to discover I was a day early. Do to the language issue, I apparently bought a ticket for the wrong day. So, ...
... less than pure adrenaline on a daily basis, maybe new year in Thailand will turn us into party animals?
With every ying there must be a yang, or is it the other way round? Either way travelling does of course have its more challenging aspects. For us these have mainly revolved around
personal space. In London we're lucky enough to live in a nice one bedroom flat with no noisy neighbours. We both enjoy our jobs and ...