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... was so bad it was impossible to sleep. This news was a bit unnerving but I forced myself not to think too much of it. In my seat the guy next to me told me that he also had flown from Kuala Lumpur the previous week and had a similar experience with turbulence. Our flight was just under six hours and I woke up around hour four to find out that there was incredibly terrible turbulence. I must have been extremely worn out from the day to have slept so soundly to have not felt it even a ...
Had a great day out with Will in Beijing. We hired a driver who took us to the Great Wall at Mutianyu where we went up in a chair lift and came down on a slide!
Driving back to Beijing Will suggested we went for afternoon tea at Raffles. It was beautiful - all decorated up for Christmas and they were playing Michael Buble Christmas songs too!
A lovely day out which really set off the festive season!
Unsurprisingly, nothing much had changed.
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On reflection, China is a great place to visit. We'd been warned to expect a culture shock, but it wasn't a shock at all. People are people and they live their lives. Yes, they do things differently to us westerners, but it's not shocking. Whilst China is very different to the UK in terms of politics, everyday life is pretty similar. I suppose people ...
... I actually had seen the highlights decided to visit the National Stadium "bird's Nest" from Inside. This was honestly a bit disappointing, impressive to see such a mega gigantic stadium for the first time. Chairs everywhere, and still logos of Beijing 2008 everywhere. There were, however, until the Saturday sure horses matches in the stadium, so there was sand, lots and lots of sand. Since they were cleaning that up the Olympic athletics track was not accessible (we doesn't want ...
... on crayfish...so this seemed like a promising choice. We managed ordering without too much difficulty, and got a few things for lunch, including some locally-brewed black beer, which was tasty. The first to arrive was a dozen crayfish, fried with a HUGE amount of dried chilies. This came with two pairs of disposable plastic gloves, which help to keep the chili oil and crayfish juices off your hand while you crack them open and eat them. They were ...
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