Shindom Inn Beijing Taoranting
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6 am comes and I am not too upset about it surprisingly. I snooze a little but I am not groggy- Maybe because I went to bed on an empty stomach, because I am so cold I can't sleep, or maybe because I am so excited to see the Great Wall of China!
7 am just as planned we meet Michael our English speaking guide and our driver at a location we got dropped of at last night- this was arranged by Vivi- we are grateful. We are wisped away into a ...
... up, picking out the pieces of chicken on the bone carefully . Note: beware when we get to Szechewan. Many lovely menu items but top dish we DIDN'T select was the no-doubt chef's special 'Double chilli burst pig gut". Another day perhaps... Walked 9 K in all Wednesday 17 September Breakfast slightly less Chinese for me but more for the Boss, who laid into the congee with commitment and then joined me for the pancakes. Fruit this morning was perfectly ripe watermelon. Coffee not bad ...
... is unseasonably warm. Once again the room is spectacular.
The tour went to the Hutong's old part of Beijing some of the houses here are 700 years old and have been passed down through the generations. Gerrie and I took a Rickshaw ride through the ancient alleyways. Next we went to meet and ...
... socialised in their parks, something I think we should do more often at home!
We went to a local restaurant that evening and to Jans utter surprise Niko had arranged a birthday card for every one to sign and brought her a little gift! Jan was pretty overwhelmed and there was definite signs of tears!!! We boarded our sleeper train to Xian at 8:45pm, the room was actually quite nice (well nicer than our Vietnam experience!)
... would just be like putting the clocks forward in the autumn. But that is not the case apart from the first day when the clocks went forward by just an hour other travel days we often crossed many time zones. We lost 3 hours on the overnighter to Moscow and the Trans-Siberian just messed with our heads, we lost 5 hours before getting an hour back before arriving in UB! The constant changing of just an hour here and there ...