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  • Heavenly temples & heavenly hazeAnother cloudy day but not much haze this morning. Went to the Temple of Heaven, a circular, multitiered temple that resembled something like a wedding cake. Like with most imperial monuments here in China, you enter multiple gates Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 21, 2014
  • Kate and Pat's Run In With The Law After more delicious breakfast dumplings, we think we'll start the day at the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. 90% of the way there we change our minds and decided to grab our tickets for tonight's sleeper train first and Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Apr 1, 2014
  • Great Wall Still Coming In Handy Up bright and early this morning to be picked up at 7.30 to head to the Great Wall- many thanks to Jess Lambert for this one. We wait at the meeting point. There's definitely Beijing smog today, our view of Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Mar 31, 2014
  • Dumplings for Breakfast!We fly out today at 4pm from Osaka. A couple of days ago we worked out how to get there from Kyoto and how much time we'd have this morning. Looked very simple! Catch a single bus from the Kyoto Posted by katepluspat in Kate and Pat Blow the House Deposit | Mar 30, 2014
  • Sunday 20 April 2014We woke up this morning to discover that the view from Gailyn’s and my window towards the Bund is fantastic! We can see lots of the buildings on the Pudong side of the river (which we could see last night Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 20, 2014
  • The train ride from hellIf we have learnt one thing from our travels it will be this; never, under any circumstances, even if someone gave you one million pounds (oh alright maybe then), chose the seated option on a Chinese overnight train. We’d Posted by rexontheroad in Rex on the Road | Oct 28, 2012
  • Shanghai Day 3I went on a cool boat and saw a building that we call the Lollipop Tower. We walked around on the top deck of the boat. I took lots of photos. Allen didn’t come with us because Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | Apr 20, 2014
  • Shanghai Day 3Hey Dan All of my postcards will be on the blog, just to let you know. I got two watches! (which I think is pretty cool) I got the gold one at a market in the area called Tianzifeng and got the Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | Apr 20, 2014
  • Usage updateI'm learning as I go with the blog. I think I've now enabled comments. Sorry if this wasn't working before!! Jo Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | Apr 19, 2014
  • Saturday 19 April 2014Ryan and I got up at 6:30am this morning and at 7am were standing in the incredibly long queue to the Mao Memorial Hall on Tiananmen Square. We spent two hours queuing (the Hall doesn’t open until 8am, so Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 19, 2014
  • Friday 18 April 2014Ryan and I got up earlyish this morning to visit the Mao Memorial Hall in the middle of Tiananmen Square where Mao’s body is laid out for people to see. We got down to the Square just after 8am, Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 19, 2014
  • Shanghai Day 2We slept really well on our first night in Shanghai, and the kids didn’t wake up until 7.30 am local time – that’s 11.30 am at home, and a really quick adaptation to the timezone. So we’ve all been Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | Apr 19, 2014
  • Notre voyage en Chine Posted by globetrotter14 in Autour de l'Inde et l'Asie 2014 | Apr 18, 2014
  • The Red HazeSpent the day sightseeing around Beijing, or more accurately what we could see through the pollution haze. The pollution the Chinese cities we have visited is really appalling. Take note rAbbot, we need a carbon plan!! First up was the world's Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 18, 2014
  • KINA - Beijing Kina er vel det landet me har forberedt oss minst til, me visste berre kva me hadde lyst å sjå men ikkje korleis me skulle få det til! Det å komma til Beijing har vore det største kultursjokket me har Posted by Hilkris in Australia/Asia 2014 | Apr 18, 2014
  • Shanghai Day 1 We arrived in Shanghai at 8 am local time, after flying through the night from Auckland. The aftermath of cyclone Ita in NZ delayed our Christchurch to Auckland flight and so it had been a mad rush to get Posted by JadeLim in Asia/Europe 2014 | Apr 18, 2014
  • Cloudy with a chance of Great Wall!Our last day in Xian was spent at the small Wild Goose Pagoda, having lunch with a Chinese family (and had a go at making noodles!) - it was like Uncle Wong's! We then visited Gao's Courtyard - a high Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 17, 2014
  • Thursday 17 April 2014Gailyn spent quite a lot of last night coughing, so it was a slow start this morning, with us not getting away until 11am. Rather than going straight to the Beijing Zoo, we decided to get some lunch beforehand Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 17, 2014
  • Wednesday 16 April 2014Ryan's blog We woke up at 7:15am. We were going to the Great Wall of China. We popped down and had a buffet breakfast then got ready. Mum and I got to the lobby at 9am and our driver came and Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 16, 2014
  • Tuesday 15 April 2014Another busy day! We were a bit slow to get moving this morning (not mentioning any names, Ryan!) but headed off to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City at about 9:30am. We couldn’t believe how packed with tourists Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 16, 2014
  • Once were warriorsToday was the Terracotta Warrior day. Who ever thought a pit of statues would be so amazing. Each warrior was unique. A real stone army. One of the last remaining farmers who discovered the terracotta warriors enjoys 'rock star' status, Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 15, 2014
  • Dance with DragonsA quiet morning yesterday spent mostly in an a/c shopping complex to escape the Bangkok humidity. In the afternoon we travelled to Xian, China for two nights. The spectacular Bell Tower was only a couple of minute walk from Posted by adtamo in The Wheary Travellers | Apr 14, 2014
  • Monday 14 April 2014We all had a bit of a sleep in this morning and got down to breakfast in the hotel at 9:30am. We had a fairly hurried buffet breakfast before it closed at 10 and then we left for Tiananmen Square. Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 14, 2014
  • Sunday 13 April 2014On our way! After a slow start for Ryan this morning, we all managed to get out the door and to the airport. On check in we discovered that our plane to Hong Kong is full and that we aren't Posted by kjgrose in China 2014 | Apr 12, 2014
  • Randomness #1For this 2nd in what hopefully is a daily thing this week (I need to build some habits up, even if I will be moving during this week-off too), I present a bunch of random photos. Those photos that I Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Mar 31, 2014
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