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... eagerly anticipated by us all. What I found strange is that none of the staff seemed to know which part of the wall we were going to, only that it began with 'J'. All I know is that it wasn't one of the most touristy parts of the wall, which I was pleased about.
I was pretty sure that it would be at least 2-3 hours drive to the Wall, so was pretty surprised when about an hour (or less) into the journey I suddenly saw it right in front of me. It was ...
... wall. So when I expressed my disappointment over the square to Emily she filled me in a little. So now I do know a little bit more about the significance of the square, namely the protests and massacres that were carried out there and it does give me a chill that I was stood in such a place, but really, there was no mention of these things there and with many Chinese still unaware of the goings on, it doesnt surprise me. I dont know what I was expecting but something more than ...
... went to the store to get some jasmine green tea and a couple of other snacks. I decided to get some potato chips, mainly because of the strange flavors. What other opportunity will I have to eat "Wildly Grilled Rib Flavor"? Some of the other flavors--I don't know, like "Green Peppercorn Fish." Seriously?
Anyway, my ramen was perfectly steeped by the time I got back. Yum.
The wifi seems to be connecting, but then not to the internet. ...
... checked and we hurried along the platform to board the train. We had just located our seats and were still taking off our bags and coats when the train set off. Phew!
Now we’re safely on our journey, cruising along at 306km/hour, Jonny’s gone off to get robbed blind in the restaurant car so that we can finally have something to eat and ‘Amanda’ by Boston has amusingly just come on shuffle.
Goodnight Beijing, onwards to ...
... did us proud. Very impressive. Text Lou Gilliatt Saturday morning at just the right time, standing on Havant Railway station waiting in her uniform to go up to the games, hope it went well Lou, looking forward to hearing all about it.
Sat night was round 2 of the Internations bowling, food & drinks at Franks Sports bar beforehand, 3 rounds of bowling (Andy scored very well again, I was rubbish again!!). Lots of friends we'd already met, and ...