Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

China Day 5 – Beijing to Shanghai

China Day 5 – Beijing to Shanghai

Woke early and had a hearty breakfast, though was forced to listen to an old American (it’s always the Yanks) talking to the 2 girls at his table like they were on the other side of the room. Another English guy was sat alone a few tables in front, with a look of not wanting […]

China Day 4 – Beijing

China Day 4 – Beijing

Checked out of Michael’s House, but left our bags to pick up later. We boarded the train to the Haidian district in North Western Beijing – some 15km from Central Beijing, and to the Summer Palace.  It was a lovely place with a big lake, known as Kunming Lake, temples, and Longevity Hill – a […]

China Day 3 – The Great Wall of China

China Day 3 – The Great Wall of China

The Jinshanling area of the Great Wall of China is not as visited as Mutianyu or Badaling – it being a 3 and a half hour trip to get there. What makes up for the journey is that, when you arrive, you’ve practically got the place to yourself. It’s the best part of the Wall […]

China Day Two – Beijing

China Day Two – Beijing

Late to bed late to rise.  It was 11:30 before I finally managed to brew up, book a tour to the Great Wall, and slowly ease myself into the day.  It was 2pm when I headed out to greet the chilly day.  I could hardly believe the weather – the sky was a brilliant blue, […]

China Day One – Beijing

China Day One – Beijing

I was the only Westerner on the flight from Singapore to Xianyang airport on a China Eastern flight, and one of only a handful from Xianyang to Beijing.  I was sat on the aisle seat when a ruddy-faced woman ploughed into my arm as she wobbled down the aisle, sending the orange juice I was […]

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