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Asia » China » Beijing February 18th 2010

Wow what a week it's been. Beijin has really put in for us, finishing our week there with the most amazing fireworks ( more of that later). This week we have made our way by subway and then public bus to Badaling to see the Great Wall. To actually see it was amazing. It was quite steep and icey to climb but, we made it quite a long way before the going got tough and the not so tough called it a day. There were quite a few people there on the day and I can only imagine what it would be like in the peak of the season. We have visited the Temple of Heaven, a very special place. It is set among 267 hectres of 500 year old trees, a lot of the locals ... read more
The man who found the Warriors
Terracotta Warriors - battle formation
Terracotta Horses

Asia » China » Beijing February 10th 2010

Where did this journey begin? I think the answer would have to be May 2009, after a short stop in Kl on the way to Vietnam with friends Craig & Annette. We had stopped in KL to visit friends Kerry & Paul and Dean spoke to them about always wanting to teach English in Asia somewhere. We spoke about courses available to enable us to do that and, the seed was planted. So after some real brain drain, another trip to Vietnam in Oct 2009 to complete our pract teaching, with TESOL certificates in hand here we are. So after renting and packing up the house, leaving our jobs, saying our goodbyes, we had a early flight out of Perth to KL on the 4th Feb 2010 for a couple of days before flying on to ... read more
The Forbidden City
More of a crawl than a walk
 Heaven




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