Monthly Archives: July 2012

Xi’an – Tuesday 31st July

The train pulled into Xi’an around 7:40am on the Tuesday. So we took an early check in to The City Hotel and showered and dressed before heading out for the day. City Hotel Xi’an No.70 Nan Da Jie. Xi’an China … Continue reading

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Beijing – Monday 30th July

A late 9:00am start on Monday 30th July with Taxi’s to the Temple of Heaven.  Our Taxi got us to the South Gate however the other Taxi took our Tour Family plus Emily to the wrong East Gate.  Our Self-Made … Continue reading

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Video – The Great Wall of China – 29th July

The Great Wall of China gave us another opportunity to  test the GoPro.  In the first video Molly used the GoPro on the head mount and went for a run along the wall. It gives a good feel for the … Continue reading

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Beijing – The Great Wall of China – 29th July

An early 7:30am start on Sunday 29th July as we were off to the Great Wall of China.  Just under a 2 hour drive to beat the traffic and the people.  We went to the Mutianyu section of the wall … Continue reading

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Biking Around Beijing

Biking around Beijing really was a great way to experience the city.  The lane ways and back streets have so much happening and the lake next to the Forbidden City is a gem. It is a must to spend a … Continue reading

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Beijing – Saturday 28th July

Saturday 28th saw us at 10am head off on a 3 hour bike tour with Bike Beijing. The tour took us around Hutongs, back streets and lanes and the Houhai Lake. I highly recommend this tour as it showed us … Continue reading

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Beijing – Friday 27th July

Friday 27th July 2012 was out first day in Beijing. We spent the morning walking along Qianmen Street and its surrounds. Qianmen street is a street of shops that has been recently renovated as a boardwalk. The back streets were … Continue reading

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