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A week living in Beijing, China.

Day 9 Finally Hangzhou to Wenzhou

One key rule that I have learnt based on my experience in China is to quote Oscar Wilde , “expect the unexpected”. I think that this is key to surviving in China and so I was now ready to be … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Evening, location… who knows??

Half way through the taxi journey we’re stationary at traffic light and the driver asks us a number of questions in Chinese, we haven’t got a clue and Dan surmises that the driver knows where we’re going I think he doesn’t. This … Continue reading

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Day 8 Stuck in Hanzhou

I can’t remember what time I got to sleep last night but I do no at 9am I don’t want to be awake but I’m meeting our contact with IES global, its consequently his birthday and I feel sorry for … Continue reading

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Day 7 Stuck in Hangzhou

The ‘tour guide’ leaves us and I cant put into words the way I’m feeling without swearing, so you can imagine the way I felt. Dan on the other hand doesn’t seem to have battered an eyelid. Anyway we decide … Continue reading

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Beijing to Hangzhou by train

Monday August 27th After the Barbers I went to the cash machine to get money out for the next month or so, as we were not getting paid until October 15th. I go to the cash point request the amount … Continue reading

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Getting a hair cut in Beijing, China

He spent most of the time styling my hair in to some crazy throw back from the eighties style car crash. Continue reading

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Day 5 – eerily quiet in Beijing

Sunday 7am Scottish and M Chris were away early on a 30 hour train journey to Chengdu province, an area where the local food is spicy… Nice! However M Chris didn’t like spicy food or Chinese food, he’s a strange … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Good company and WMD’S

Saturday 2pm I woke up now a bit annoyed I had missed the trip out and had a little more kip and woke up again around 4pm. M Chris is truly nocturnal, didnt even want to get up for the … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Mandarin, Calligraphy and Tai chi

Mandarin Mandarin is the most spoken native dialect of any language in the world including English! I went to the class room where the Mandarin class was scheduled to be at and then found out the room had changed but … Continue reading

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Day 2 – A temple, the great wall of China, birds nest et al,

cost: 400 yuan (£40) included a/c bus to, temple, wall, acrobatics show, dinner and tea. etd: 06:30 I would have usually organised something my self and made a day of the wall but, I thought it would be good to get to … Continue reading

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