Final Day In Beijing

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24th September 2017 A visit to Beijing would not be complete without a visit to the Forbidden City so it was up early and in the queue by 8:30am as it opened, in the hope of beating the crowds. No …

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Beijing. What, All Of It?

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23rd September 2017 Lonely Planet’s guide to Beijing has a nice little walking tour around one of Beijing’s hutongs – the traditional districts of the city that comprise a warren of courtyard homes linked by narrow alleyways. LP intend this …

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The Great Wall

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22nd September 2017 The Great Wall is a “must see” in China and so we consider signing up for a tour for 300 yuan each, about £30, even though other sections of the wall out in Xinjiang. We are not …

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Backwards To Beijing

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21st September 2017 When planning our trip, the bullet train between Shanghai and Beijing was a ‘must do’ even though it isn’t that much cheaper (or quicker) than flying. It got even more exciting a couple of days ago when …

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