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... when it's time for lunch and we have to return them. Lunch is yummy noodles at a random cafe before we go in search for the Temple of the Eight Immortals which Josh read about in the lovely planet. It seems simple enough on the map but with Josh asking for directions from everyone we soon get lost. I don't really mind as it's nice just walking around the city and the places that we did get lost in were pretty cool. Local streets that looked like they had been there ...
... China (sport in general is fairly unusual here). He pointed us towards a 10 day sportive from Changsha to Lahsa. It covers a distance of 1500km with 18 peaks above 5000. They carry your gear for you and do a sweep at the end of the day so it doesn't matter if you are a bit slow, and at night you stay with local people in their houses. We have this one earmarked for 2 years time when Tina has to come back to renew her Chinese identity card.
... have all rotten away of course). Still there are believed to be a total of about 6000 warriors still to be excavated. Almost as impressive were two bronze carriages on display, which showed the great skill the workers had over 2000 years ago.
The next day we visited the far less known but equally impressive mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi. In contrast to the Terracotta Warriors, we got to see excavated pits showing more personal objects of daily live. Also, the ...
... markets of the Muslim Quarter we headed down the main pedestrianised street to Walmart to get some snacks for dinner. Yes, they even have Walmart here in China! On the way Andy was accosted by Winnie the Pooh, which he quite enjoyed as he was papped by me as well as a ton of locals as well! We had a chilled evening and watched a movie in the hotel room, which was a nice change! The following day, Monday 21st, we headed out for our second wedding present in China, from Dick ...
... was around 9 miles long in total. The last thirty minutes meant we had to push on a little harder. It was relaxing to be peddling around such a historic site in China, but I was finding breathing very difficult. I picked up a snotty nose on the train trip. My duvet on the train was wet, so I would wake shivering in the night (it was wet when I boarded!!). We managed to cycle fast enough to be back on 101 minutes. The cheeky guy in charge ...