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... speaking desk. But still very limited. Once we got our tickets we had to go and join the queue to get into the main train terminals. The signs are in English too which is great. Managed to find our platform. We now have a hour wait until our train leaves. On the train now. The train is pretty impressive. 2nd class is really nice. I think Noel over worried and scared me. We have sat next to the same guy we sat next to in the waiting area. ...
... an award for Most Ironically Titled Social Movement is overdue) was the protagonist of the perimeter's demise. Hence the gate serves more to remind of what might have been.
We gave the Mao-soleum a wide berth, snapped the obligatory shots of his giant-sized mug at the north end, and took our chances with the Gugong Bowuguan (Palace Museum), better known as the Forbidden City.
Hugeness really was the theme of the day. I had presumed the 'City' ...
... had a broken seat or some other problem, he could have easily been moved to another open seat in that cabin. I couldn’t imagine what “situation” would cause the flight attendants to have to move a passenger from Business up to First.
The pursuer then turned extremely hostile and leaned in to me to sternly tell me that she’s in charge and if she asks someone to move seats, they do it! I just gave her a look of “whatever” and said ...
... along the way until we reach the other end and the cable car station before returning a little frazzled for a celebratory (bartered) drink at the impressive view point next to the chair lift station. The toboggan run back down is great fun and in sections quite hairy as you whizz through chicanes, fortunately the sledges are braked. Once at the bottom we meet up with the rest of the group for the lunch, ...
Mum and Dad saw me off from Dunedin airport and I had a nice flight up to Auckland, they were even serving wine and a cheese platter - yum! Nicky picked me up from the airport and we had a bit of a drive around Auckland before having tea at a Thai restaurant in Epsom. We then went back to her new flat for a wee bit before it was time to take me back to the airport. The flight to Beijing was as per usual long flights, got a wee bit of sleep but couldn't really ...