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... go through one final security check. At this check we had to put all our things in the trays to go through the scanner and take off our shoes and light jackets. Before I could step into the body scanner they had to recalibrate it, as they have to every 30 minutes. It only took 30 seconds, but it sure felt like a lot longer. I stepped in, stepped out and the guard lady asked if my back had gotten wet from the rain. I had since it had been coming into the train a little bit by the ...
... br> April 18 Happy Birthday Jack!Woke up early around 6:30 and went down for breakfast, which offers any kind of food you would possibly want - Canadian breakfast, Chinese, or European. We went for the Chinese fruits, and stir fried eggs. After breakfast, we wandered out on to the streets. We were trying to get to a park near us but decided to try to get there by the back lanes. Turned into a rather elegant street with gates, that had ...
... Orchestra. Interestingly, I just learned that about 40 members of the Mongolian Symphony Orchestra will be joining the SSO for this special concert. So, I’ll be excited to get to Jinan and get started.
Finally, as is always the case when I leave town, everything has completely fallen apart on Duncan Street. A couple of days ago I got a call from the police to say that our alarm was going off. Teah was in NYC, and I was further ...
... in the hostel, watched more dvds and took it easy for the night.
For our second full day, we had arranged a cheap tour to The Great Wall. The price was approx 12 euros so in hindsight too good to be true. That morning, the tour guide and driver collected us. It turned out that it was just the 2 of us on the tour! Our guide told us to pay for everything at the end but first we were going to be making a few stops. Stop 1 was at a ...
... be a real good laugh.
Next I'm not sure weather i mentioned it in the last post, but we have also booked flights to kuala lumpur in December for Christmas and new year. There for three weeks and hopefully Scottish Dave can show us around the place. I do plan on sun bathing allot of the time though, by Jeni and Dave's pool!
I just want to say too that, i am getting excited about Katie, John, Katie and James planning there big holiday for next ...
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