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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... just that kind of few weeks at work and preparing to leave.
I found this blog that can be accessed from China so we'll use that. I e-mailed the initial post explaining the change in address to a couple of folks in the U.S. to post the information, so I can more directly post - seems more feasible with the time difference.
We arrived at 3:30p on Saturday. We found ...
... square was closed to the public today as there were official celebrations for something, apparently? Photos are not great as visibility was down to about 6.45m at this stage of the day.
Well we walked towards the gates for the Forbidden City and could not believe the amount of people trying to get in. We were trying to remember the advice we received from Ryan & Lib about whether to get a guide or buy a headset with recorded guide when we were approached by a young Lady ...
... wasn't until 7pm so we wandered, got some cash out and went to Starbucks. They don't board the flights until 30 mins before they are due to leave and close it 15 mins before departure! We still managed to leave on time. This flight was only 1hr 50mins but we were served another meal..! Beef and rice this time!! We finally arrived in Beijing and got a taxi to our hotel. We ended up in a back alley, driver completely lost and asking people for directions. We ended up ...
... the stadium to view the rest of the grounds taking in the aquatics centre, Olympic torch and a long wall featuring the names of all Olympic medalists during 2008. It was incredible!
We spent the evening in the Dong'an Men Night Market, a popular food market in Beijing where we were treated to some spectacular food sights and Chinese delicacies. There were snakes, scorpions, starfish, seahorses, ...
... up the make-shift stairs we barely have half a metre’s head room, certainly not enough to sit up so we lay down…read away our chosen novels (I’m loving Games of Thrones at the moment) and lights out at 10pm for sleep, if you’re feeling sleepy or not!
Arrived in Xi’an before we knew it! We have taken to calling Xi’an – Zion, like the city in the film 'The Matrix’, but the Chinese pronouns it Shee-uen, said really fast. We ...
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