From city to mountain and then this place !

Trip Start Aug 19, 2005
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Trip End Apr 04, 2006


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Thursday, September 8, 2005

Well hello again !

Thanks for all the messages etc - really good to hear from everyone !

You'll have to excuse spelling - this keyboard has only got 5 letters printed on it which is making for hard going !

We're at our last stop now before the end of our travels in China, except for Hong Kong but first we need to bring you up to date on the last week or so !

Hangzou (Spellings of towns are different everytime - must remember to bring my book next time) - was good fun, more bike riding by the great big lake that the city hasd been built up around - unfortuntale the "Highlight" of the ride was a visit to the Silk Museum - the most interesting thing about it was that it had air conditioning !! Other than that just a bit of relaxing by the lake - very exciting i know but this tour is starting to feel quite tiring now (I know, i know, your heart bleeds for us). We also found an Irish pub as well so of coirse we had to stop for some real beer!. Another short (5 hours) train ride later and we arrived in Shanghai - another highlight of the trip for us !

Shanghai - another big city but a lot more western - home of the knock off everything! Here we saw the famous shanghai acrobats who are so very bendy, really, really excellent. We also took a cruise at night which is the best way to see shanghai (in my opinion! Rach.

From here we took a 2 hour flight to Guilin where we transfered by bus to a mointain location near Longsheng wher we spent our anniversary. Beautiful views, very tranquil, - home to 3 of china's ethnic minorities, one being the ladies with the longest hair in the world! We did some trekking here, where, in the middle of no where these women would crop up and attempt to sell you something! It was like night of the living dead as they would pop up at the window at night nearly causing us all heart attacks.

More news soon, out of time..........
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You know what September means..?
Great to hear you're having a great time...am taking notes! :-)

Not much chance we'll forget about you this month...will we Mr.September?? I get to wake up to Mat and his cheeks parading about David Llyods changing room... you regretting it yet? You should have taken a copy with you and told them you were famous back home...

Rach..sorry don't have one of you...perhaps we should have done a footie calender!!

Have fun,
Kirsten

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