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... ticket. We were encouraged to pick up gifts for our two tour guides. It was a no brainer for me; Jameson Irish Whiskey for the male and Baileys Irish Cream for the female! One last munch of westerner food in Starbucks before boarding. Apparently, we will be treated to a warm beer and a microwave burger on-board! The next post I make will be from the DPRK, as long as the airplane gets us there ...
... the curb and walked out bikes to the bike park (chain it to a railing along with everyone else).
We arrived at the Mausoleum early enough to beat the big crowds. Despite it being busy we were the only two foreigners heading on in. After paying our respects to Lenin and Uncle Ho a visit to Beijing would not be complete without a quick peak at a preserved corpse. (note to self: I want to be cremated).
Our previous experience with Mausoleum ...
... people, it seams a bit surreal considering they've become my family whist I've been here. My biggest tip for budget travellers to China is to not waste money on western food... Bang Bang is an amazing place for hanging out, eating and drinking, but its fair to say, Bang Bang is where we spend most of our Yuan.
Tuesday night was our last Stumble Inn Quiz night in Sanlitun... We had ...
... around properly. They said that they were heading up to Emperor's Walk, a street filled with shops (created to satisfy the surge of tourists heading to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics) and offered us to join them. Having no plans for the afternoon, we thought "why not?" and joined them. Thomas was interrogating Matt with questions about England, whilst I was being bombarded with information from his wife about the past Emperors of China, a story I could ...
... toilets that are not built into the floor
- toilet paper that goes in the toilet and not the open basket next to the toilet in the floor
- cold drinks
- non instant coffee
- a good soft couch to sit and relax on
- a good soft bed to sleep on
- an enclosed shower
- people who don't cough up lungs on the street
- chicken that is served without the head--actually any food served without the head ...