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Published: November 3rd 2009
Ok finally found out how to add photos so hope you like the ones we have added so far they dont all go with what was written but you get the idea.
Clubbing was crazy in Shanghi, we paid six pounds to get in and all you can drink really smokey tho forget how nice it is to be smoke free at home.
Shanghai is a lot more built up than bejing however there is some expo next year so the whole city is being pulled down and rebuilt so not much to look at. The bund which shanghai is famous for has been pulled down its supposed to be a beautiful stip along the river but not now. so didnt think much of shanghai loved the old town which hasnt been pulled down no builders and cranes yay. Lots of traditional buildings and ponds saw a turtle swimming and made us miss tortie hope he is ok?
Did a boat trip on the river to see the world famous shanghai sky line with the pearl tower. The boat was crammed with chinese tourists taking more pics of us than the view they seem to do it everywhere was funny to
be trated like a celeb at first but really annoying now.
Friday we got another night traiin to Xian the train journeys see to go quite quickly with lots of people to talk to and lots of card games and even the draughts has come out quite a few times.
Xian used to be the largest city in the world and is the start of the silk road trading road. We hired push bikes and cycled the whole of the city walls about 15km was great fun and an easy way to get about really tired of walking.
On sunday we went to the tereccotta army we loved it and could have spent all day there. It was only found in the 70s by a farmer in his field now he spends all day signing books oh to be a farmer! In there evenig we went out for traditional dumpling meal which was 18 courses of different little parcels filled with all sorts. Lee and I are perfect at using chopsticks now but I have had to cut back on stealing them from everwhere we go.
Monday we got a 18 hour train all day not so much fun
anymore the novelty had worn off and the toilets dont look too good affer a whole day of hundreds of people missing the open hole onto the track!
Right I think thats enough from us we have got all of your messages thannkyou and love being kept up to date with everyone. We can recieve texts now so mum you better get learning but imprssed with your messages so far.
If it makes any of you feel better it is far from warm here and just after we left Bejing it snowed can you believe it?
Love to you all
Lee and Katy
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