How Much Fun can you have in a Supermarket?

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Bye-bye Beijing – The last day in Beijing and it really feels like time to leave when you can’t face another Kung Pao Chicken or super queue tourist attraction, as if we are running a marathon in travel analogy speak …

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The Great Wall

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Reluctant Tourist – Having spent most of yesterday on my bed having a day off from being a tourist and being in China  – also feeling a little bit homesick for some normality and great English weather, food, and home, …

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Easy like Sunday Morning…

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Queen: Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon – It’s Sunday afternoon in Beijing and I’m drinking my first cup of tea in three weeks whilst lying on the sofa listening to the ipod in the background playing a selection of Sunday …

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Surprise! Surprise!

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Forbidden City – Today was our planned visit to the Forbidden City, having got up early to miss the crowds we were out on the Beijing streets by 9am – a record for us! We managed to enter the Forbidden …

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Food and Ears, Food and bows, Food and bags

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Food and Ears, Food and bows, Food and bags Chicken in a bag, chicken in a leaf, chicken on a stick. Bun in a window, bun in a paper, bun in a box Noodle in a cup, noodle in a …

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We arrived back at the hotel at around 5pm having walked for miles…..

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Medical City – We have been sent to the International Medical Centre by Ane the Mexican Receptionist at Hotel G where we are staying. I have a rash on my arm and legs and need to find out what it …

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The Road to Beijing

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Breakfast – At the Pig’s Heaven Inn you get what you are given and you enjoy it or go hungry. Breakfast this morning was a Chinese meal that was surprisingly palatable for that time of day. We were shown into …

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Crouching Pig, Leaping Rabbit, Biting Mosquito

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What comes next – We are nearing the end of the China leg of the journey, tonight we are in Xidi a world heritage site and one of China’s oldest intact villages and tomorrow fly to Beijing to stay in …

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Every Cloud…

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Tunxi – We begin this morning in Tunxi having breakfast in the cafe-bar associated with our hotel. Tonight we will be staying 1843m up Huangshan Mountain in the enigmatically named White Cloud Hotel. Tunxi to Tangkou – We leave the …

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One journey, a good story, a souvenir, a lifetime of memories

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival or Zhongqiu Festival, is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese …

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