Travel Blogs from Beijing
Mid last week I received an email from someone I had met a few years ago on my first day ever in Shanghai. She had done the Silk route and had arrived in Beijing before moving on to Mongolia. I decided I could use a break from Shanghai and went to meet her there. Beijing is a great city and is changing fast, especially because of the Olympics. Many …
Saturday 3rd March to Wedenesday 7th March 2007 Not only a culture shock, but a climate shock! Arrived in thick fog and only realised we had landed when the rubber hit the ground! Our taxi pick up from the airport had broken down so we relaxed in a typical Chinese way drinking Cappuccinos and Hot Chocolates at Starbucks! Our hotel Lu Song Yuan in …
So, we treated ourselves to an easy final day. We were collected from our delightful Hutong by Julie, our English speaking guide, and a driver, and we travelled in a very nice car about an hour and a half out to the Mutianyu section of the wall. The Great Wall of China is not called the Great Wall for nothing. First built 3000 years ago by the 7 kingdoms of China to keep each other ...
... for a couple of days prior to Beijing. We then got a carry out of a few beers and joined the party . Forgot all the names but they all seemed lovely. Had a great chat into the early hours. The conductor looked a bit concerned when he passed us. Think he was jealous he was not invited. After a try of some Russian Vodka we decided to call it a night. Heres hoping for a great nights sleep after a sociable ...
... us with shower shoes, and I was happy to discover that the shower has a good water pressure and temperature.
I will try to make the most of the experience, but so far I don't like being so far away from home. I'm having a hard time breathing because of the air pollution, and I'm really struggling with not being able to drink tap water when I'm so dehydrated after flying. Today is orientation, so wish me luck!
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