Our first lookey-likey of the trip - Smash!!!
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Where I stayed
Tiananmen Sunrise Hostel
Another massive sight, just when you think we should be doing less and less we are still spending 6 - 8 hours a day walking
The temples and parks were again fascinating and as always the chinese POI information points are mainly factual and of very little interesting detail. This has been a consistant feature. "This temple is x m wide by x metres high and was built in 1345 in the Ming Dynsasty, the temple the burnt down and rebuilt in the Quing Dynasty at 1576" It says this at every single Point of Interest (POI) so we can practically guess what each one says by now and we now compose our own.
More hilariously was our stalking of the Beijing Fonejacker trying to get good pictures we enclose our favourite, Lady E in hysterics as he appeared behind her. If you choose to stick with us on the blog you will probably see that the lookalike game is one of our favourites and has us constantly in stiches. We do not however know many famous Asian people so perhaps the lookalike game will be a bit slow
on this leg of the trip.
As we leave China tomorrow it looks like we will not be able to meet the Shifflets who we met in St Petersburg and had hoped to meet for a knees up when when we reached 'the other side of the world'. They too did the Trans Mongolian for their sins. Enjoy the remainder of your trip guys.
For the first time today I nearly lost Lady E. We were as normal discussing where we meet if we get split up and lost and Erica suggested she needed her own slush fund 'just in case we get split up' (sounds like a ruse to buy the Ashtray to me)
The only thing we have 'stolen' so far was a bus ride in St Petersburg today we tried to sneak into the temple down a side entrance and got caught. We had seen a few chinese people manage this but we do stand out like sore thumbs. We shall try again, the budget is forcing us in to petty crime and we are only 3 weeks in...see you in jail (I have no means to meet bail as Andrew is denying me an allowance).
We visited the night market just round the corner from our hostel again, this time with camera in hand. Anything you probably wouldn't want to eat - on a stick. Cockroaches, snakes, octopus, sea urchins, starfish etc - yummy! Got some good snaps. We chose to eat in the hostel tonight - Andrew has Chinese food lash, lets just say that he is loose and the rest of the hostel know it...
BRING ON INDIA............................................