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... hour train to Shanhaiguan. First class as well, because it was only 10 kuai (£1) extra! Not much to see on the journey unfortunately, a few little villages/shacks and lots of farmland. It was snowing which made everything pretty. We arrived in Shanhaiguan about midday, very hungry. This was our first time out of Beijing since being in China, and there was no English anywhere. Makes everything a lot harder! I actually managed to order us both a plate of noodles ...
... have a foot massage. Kent sneaked out and I wish that I had done the same as it was more like Chinese torture! I did squeal a bit and also giggled when he got to my knee! I was the noisiest one on the tour but I'm not good with pain! Bill has his palm looked as by a man from Tibet and with the diagnosis could have cost him a fortune! Bill's last night tonight so it's up to him to choose where we go to eat etc. fab day ...
Well, I landed and got the to hotel with little effort. I took a black cab so I overpaid by $20 CND. But the cab driver was really nice and we exchanged types of cigarettes and had broken english and Mandarin conversations. It was pleasant. By the time I got a bite and got settled I was passing out at 10:30 - 11:00PM. I woke up at 2:30am just like I did in Tokyo wide awake and hungry..... I relented in bed for a while, but hunger over rode reason and I got up. I went down to ...
4. Hutong (老胡同)
There are two vegetarian restaurants nearby:
1. Fairy Su Vegetarian Restaurant (next to the entrance of the Lama Temple)
2. Xu Xiang Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant (opposite to the entrance of the Lama Temple, at the Imperial College Street)
DAY THREE OF THE TRIP TO BEIJING
ACCESS TO BADALING GREAT WALL BY TRAIN
It is easy to get to ...
... Back to the usual reports then of what we’ve been up to. Had a couple of meals out with friends the week before last, and with some new people we met bowling. Already friends have left that we’ve got to know, and you realise that you need to keep making new friends too as your circle can change so quickly. We’ve mentioned the Migrant Childrens Foundation that we volunteer with, we met the founder for lunch and are organising a charity dinner at the end of ...