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... When you do ask for rice, they generally just bring each person a small bowl. We will see if this changes as we work our way south. Exercise - cycled 24.5 km; walked 8km. At this rate, we are just keeping pace with the vast food intake. Weather in Beijing great, up to 26 C, some sun most days, pollution only bothered on one day, with a distinct irritation in the throat. Smoggy haze visible, disappearing when we got out to the Wall. Beijing has around 20 m people now, next stop Datong with about 1.5 ...
... Tiananmen Square we noticed that it was home to several historically important constructions: National Museum of China, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and Great Hall of the People. It was fully packed with people but thanks to the gigantic size of the square we felt less invaded than normally. Gonzalo, my dad and I also bought funny head umbrellas and took a few shots on the square.
Subsequently we went through the Tiananmen Rostrum, standing to the north of the Tiananmen ...
... dinner but we didn’t try any of the scary or weird items. Just some more of the sweet baoze from our friend, who gave me a fried dumpling for free! We also haggled some shirts and art pieces with Beijing Opera players on them. We were proud of our bargaining skills.
Our trip to Beijing was well worth it. We both had an amazing time, and I'm truly grateful that I was able to experience such an important city with monumental landmarks.
Now it's back ...
... dishes, with pineapple like sweet & sour, but not luminous orange like you’d get in the UK!! The 4 of us met and had a really lovely evening, a nice group and lots of interesting conversation, good food & a couple of beers. Even better, we’ve sussed out some good bus routes now & this one went from outside our apartment, straight to the hutong where the restaurant is, all for the grand price of 4p!!! Andy meanwhile caught up with a couple of friends for ...
It's been very strange saying goodbye to the crew from the Tucan trip through Europe. After traveling with some of them for 38 days and sharing tiny train carriages I've got to know them quite well.
Kristina and Andy did the whole trip.
Kristina (Dear leader, in the north Korean style) is off to a 2 year job on an overland truck in Africa. She's been on the road ...