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One dolla? You crazy?!
July 8, 2009 - Beijing, China
Our assault on local Chinese food (or it's assault on us) continued with an impetuous trip to a night market just next to the Forbidden City. The very first stall set the tone with an array of seafood on sticks - including starfish and seahorses - as well as personalised marketing. We decided against those options however and thought that we...
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Learning to amble...
July 6, 2009 - Beijing, China
We arrived safely in Beijing early on Sunday morning. Both flights appeared to run smoothly and despite the 'routine' swine flu temperature check by inspection and quarantine officers, Beijing's new terminal 3 airport building was an impressive introduction to a city where everything is very big. Our first introduction to the city itself was an...
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Last Few Days in Beijing
September 1, 2008 - Beijing, China
So, here we are on our last day in Beijing having finally managed to get to an internet cafe. Having an awesome time here on our tour with Gecko's. Our tour leader is called 'Dragon' and is really good fun, speaks good English and is organising everything for us. There are 7 of us in the group in all - an Australian couple, one girl from London...
Placed by Richard & Cara in Cara & Richard's 2008 Adventure

你好
August 29, 2008 - Beijing, China
晚上好大家We had an interesting experience last night when we hit the local restaurant for dinner.  Unfortunately, we forgot to take our phrase book out and the menu was only written in Chinese with a few pictures of what was available - what could possibly go wrong?!  Richard decided to go for a spicy dish with some form of meat in it...
Placed by Richard & Cara in Cara & Richard's 2008 Adventure

We're in Beijing!
August 28, 2008 - Beijing, China
After a few hiccups along the way, we finally reached our Beijing hotel last night. Got a flight up from Shanghai which took a little over an hour and a half followed by the airport bus into the city centre - that's when it all started to go wrong. We were dropped off at the train station and thought we need do no more than get a map from the...
Placed by Richard & Cara in Cara & Richard's 2008 Adventure