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... wait a long time for my suitcase to appear on Bag Belt 40. It’s quite hot in the bag-claim area. At last my bag came out at 2:56. I walked through Chinese Customs without being stopped, then searched for an ATM in the arrivals hall. The first one I found would only dispense 100-yuan ($16.03) bills. My guidebook warned against getting a stack of 100-yuan bills because they can be difficult to get change for from many vendors. I walked around the arrivals hall, finding only ...
... to do the surgeries on orphaned children for free or low price. These kids have everything from severe cleft lip and palate to heart problems. The kids come from various provinces to The Peace House, some for a couple of months, and one boy was there for 5 months. Sue, the Beijing manager, showed us pictures of the remarkable surgeries these kids underwent, and how great they looked when they were done. Some had multiple surgeries to repair cleft lip ...
... mine worse than Gerry's) & walking, let alone carrying a 15kg rucksack the following day was 'interesting' to say the least!
My 40th was spent trekking round the forbidden city etc all day in ideal preparation for the hike the following day- not! We could barely walk before we started and our calves have only just recovered...but it was thoroughly worth it.
Also need to say something about the food: not only did we eat an ...
... bit last week we haven’t really had any rain since last November, so it’s quite an event. By the time Andy walked home from bowling it had turned to heavy snow, come this morning we woke up to nearly a foot of snow! The thickest covering we’ve had all winter. The beautiful thing was, it was such a sunny blue sky morning, usually after the snow here it stays grey & misty / smoggy / foggy, so it was really pretty. The sun melted the snow quite quickly though, so ...
... are not allowed in most of them. There are ropes across the doorways. Some souvenier shops are in the smaller rooms. During all the wars and especially the Cultural Revolution everything from the old dynasty's were removed and destroyed. Taiwan has obtained a lot of the artifacts/antiques from the Forbidden Palace and has the best museum we were told. Even though it was not pristine and filled with antiques we still enjoyed the day. I got to watch the ...
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