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Train to Ulaan Baator

Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [295]

We got up @ 5:30am this morning and grabbed the metro to the train station. We got there about 7am and after the quick security check we walked straight onto the train. We had a 1st class cabin equipped with bunk beds, a small table, lounge chair and ... Read more >

Beijing Day 4

Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [219]

We took our time getting going this morning.  I organized and packed up my bag, while Meredith wrote in our daily journal.  After getting cleaned up we headed to the only working Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing.   The Yonghe Temple was founded ... Read more >

Beijing Day 3

Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [400]

We had a great night sleep last night! This morning we headed to the Forbidden City.  All of the streets leading to Tianamen Square were closed off by the police this morning.  There must have been something happening at the People's Hall.  Maybe Bush ... Read more >

Great Wall

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [257]

Our hostel takes tours to a couple of different parts of the Great Wall, and so we booked one to a fairly touristy area. It took 2 hours to get there, in a rickety old van with a crazy driver. From the car park, it took about 30 mins to walk to the ... Read more >

Gallery: Great Wall

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

The Great Wall of China
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Gallery: Beijing

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [309] | Comments [1]

We're now in Beijing.  The over night train was awful.  The seats were uncomfortable and people were smoking in the carriage.  It made an eleven hour trip feel much longer.  The security guard on the train was quite animated and we thought he was funny.... Read more >

Shanghai Day 2

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Views [328] | Comments [2]

We have been extremely impressed by this "Mega City".  We visited Yuyuan Garden this morning.  It was a private garden built in the middle of the 16th century.  It was everything I thought a Chinese garden should be.  Beautiful buildings, ... Read more >

Shanghai at night

Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [285]

After going up the Oriental Pearl Tower, we had some dinner and went on a short river cruise. Like Hong Kong, many of the buildings are lit up with colourful lights at night time, it was very pretty.

Gallery: Shanghai

Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [402]

Mum, Dad and Erana very kindly took Mike and I to the airport at 4am Saturday morning to catch our flight to Melbourne at 6am. It was really sad to say goodbye to them. :o( The Qantas flight to Melbourne was uneventful. We went through immigration ... Read more >



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