Travel Blogs from Beijing
... an infection on my leg and wanted something to show the doctor. He understood and wrote me a note to pass on to a doctor explaining :-) and that was a godsend over the next 24hours!!
So we got to the Great Wall and got the cable cars rather than exerting ourselves before the two hour walk along the ...
Despite our original flight being canceled, we arrived in Beijing on Saturday morning. We were fortunate to land on a very clear day, with the mountains visible in the distance. We haven't seen them since. Link's mother, Nini, picked us up at the airport, and took us out for Peking Duck on Saturday night. Our hotel is within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is on our list ...
... too early start and first decent cup of tea we were picked up by our guide James (not his real name) and driven in a fancy style Mercedes like (Chinese built FAW) car. Our driver had a great selection of daggy 80's music which we enjoyed on the two hour drive out of the smog and into the countryside. We started our 10km wall hike at Gubeikou and to our surprise we were the only people there, seriously not one water, paunting, post card seller to be seen, it was fantastic. ...
... were not that well cared for so we rushed through only stopping to visit the giant pandas who seemed happy enough!
The aquarium is really impressive, they have dolphins, porpoises and masses of amazing jellyfish.
We finished the day meeting our new group and having a meeting about the tour ahead.
The next morning, both of us now proper ill from colds we didn't want to ruin the day so forced our selves out of bed and took the metro to ...
... br> Pit stop in Hooters (I'll let Andy describe that experience at the end.....!!). Whilst in there, read an e-mail from Lou & got a bit teary, what a soppy cow I am!!
Missing out on her Birthday celebrations :(
Lots of cleaning, unpacking & settling in, we felt really happy. So, a well deserved beer & food in the Den bar & restaurant, cool hey Dad?! The night before we met a really nice guy called Alistair, so ...
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