Our last stop before our return to The Green Diamond!
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Well the title is slightly misleading as we do have one more stop in Hong Kong before our return to NZ but when a Chinese woman we were talking with called New Zealand the Green Diamond I just had to use it in a title!
Yes our time in China has been very interesting, it is certainly not the easiest of places to travel, in our opinion that is. But it is worth it in order to see and experience the culture and sights on offer. I do wonder though what this place will be like after the Olympics as at present we are certainly the token foreigners in many places!
Our trip has included trips to many of the major sites including a fantastic day at the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. Luckily on this day our tour guide decided to pick us up at 7am rather than 8am as we were only at the wall for an hour before it began to pour with rain! We couldn't complain though as we have had near perfect weather following us for two and a half months with only two rainy days that we can remember!!!! Anyway we enjoyed the great wall.
Another major highlight for us, not just of Beijing but of our trip, has been the Chinese Kungfu show. Mike had to drag me to this one but I am so glad he did! The show was a story of a young boy learning to become a monk. It included amazing Kungfu, singing, ballet, acrobatics, special effects and drama all in one show, not quite as good as the elephants in Patong, but up there for sure! It was truely amazing, what a discipline Kungfu is!
As this is my final blog for this journey I have to say that we have had an absolutely amazing time in all of the countries that we have been to. We have learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the world! Of course we have caught the bug now and want to travel again in the future but for the time being we are very happy to be returning to The Green Diamond as travelling really does make you appreciate what you have at home!
Beijing photos to come very soon!