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grinning on the great wall!

arrived in beijing yesterday afternoon and spent the rest of the day doing travel arrangements and other boring things. met in tiananmen square in the evening and had an amazing meal for 2 pounds! did a trek along the great wall today...10k of high peaks, it was like walking along a rollercoaster! amazing views though. these local people followed us nearly all the way in the hope of selling a can of coke...that really is earning your money! got a suspension wire slide thingy across a gorge at the end...fanatstic end to a great day! and it was only 2 pounds. wandered through the old quater tonight and got some real chinese food...we were ushered into the room at the back and had so much duck! everyone says hello to you in the street, it has a real community feel.  some bits are really really new then you go back a street and you could be back in time. brilliant to see.

we're spending the day in beijing tomorrow then its off to xian. the tour finished yesterday but the 6 of us on it have carried on together so it we still dont have to do any real organsing! carl's fingers are on the mend well and truly and we're getting very fat. oh, and I sunburnt my arm, but had put suncream on the moles so now have red and white polka dots!!

Cat says:
Hi Rachie,
Sounds like you're having lots of fun. Glad its all going well? i feel for you with the dodgy tan, i always put my crisscross top on for the hottest days- beautiful! Keep having fun, say hi to Carl.
Love Catxxxx
Posted on: Mar 17, 2006
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grinning on the great wall!
grinning on the great wall!
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