Tuesday 21 May 2018 Beijing China

For those who have been following our China trip, Deb has asked me to do a “and they lived happily ever after.” blog today, rather than the full on “Once upon a time” version. We are both very tired and need to get to sleep earlier than 11:30pm tonight. So here it goes. (If you’re good I might try to do the “once upon a time” version on the flight to Hong Kong tomorrow.) Continue reading

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Monday 21st May 2018 Beijing, China

Another early start today, got a bit more sleep last night 👍🏻 Greg doing better today.

We had some lovely company for breakfast this morning, a young woman from Melbourne who worked in the tourist industry and was here for work and a Russian ballet dancer in the Bolshoi ballet. Continue reading

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Sunday 20th May, 2018 Xian to Beijing

Wakeup call at 5.30am this morning, really need more sleep.  At the airport by 8am, Plane left at 9am.  All of our flights have been on time in China.  I remember them always being on time in Vietnam when we were there.  Wonder if that is a Communist country thing or if we have been lucky.

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Xian, China Saturday 19th May 2018

Happy 3rd Birthday Charlotte, looks like you had a great birthday.

For those of you wondering, Greg was a bit sore and achey today, nothing that a few drugs couldn’t ease.   Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit better.

Was a great day today, we were on the bus at 7.30am heading to a park where the locals go every morning to exercise, dance, play music and sing.  Was fun watching them enjoying themselves and encouraging us to join in.  I was in my element taking photos. Continue reading

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Chongqing to Xian, China Friday 18th May 2018

This will be a short blog, has been a long day. It is 10.40pm, arrived at hotel 40 mins ago. Feeling pooped and we have another long day ahead of us tomorrow.

We left the river boat at 8.30am this morning.  I enjoyed our time on the boat, was relaxing and interesting watching the world go by.  Think Greg thought the 3 days were a bit long.

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China May 17 2018 Shibaozhen

Happy birthday Eileen/Mum, we hope you have a fantastic day.

We are now nearly 1300km from Shanghai and about 300km (as the crow flies) from where we started our cruise. Continue reading

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China 16 May 2018 Wu Gorge

We woke in time this morning to go to the Tai Chi session on the top deck. It was an interesting half hour, mostly attended by westerners. I was surprised how flexible I was/wasn’t!  Some movements were much easier to do than others, Deb thinks she might be a bit sore tomorrow morning, I’m still in denial. Continue reading

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China May 15 Three Gorges Dam

 

The start of the first full day on board the Century Sun.

Thankfully we didn’t wake much before 7am, it was a restless nights sleep but at least we slept in a little. We opened our curtains just in time to see the last of the sunrise, the light through the “fog/mist/pollution as reminiscent of a chinese painting. Continue reading

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China 14 May 2018 Shanghai / Yichang / Three Gorges Dam

We had a VERY lazy start to our day, woke around 7am, breakfast about 9am, packed with our check-in bag out for collection at 10am, and finally checked out of the hotel at 11am and onto the bus for a half day tour before a late lunch / early dinner and onto the airport for our flight to Yichang. Continue reading

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China 13 May 2018 Shanghai and Suzhou

Happy Mother’s Day to our mums, hope you enjoyed your day. xoxox

Road trip day, after a 6:30am wakeup call and breakfast we were on our bus to start our 2+hr trip to Suzhou at 8am.

For the first 30mins of the trip there were high rise apartments almost as far as you could see, it then changed to low rise and farmland, market gardens. Continue reading

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