April 25, 2017

We were invited to a dorm party which was a lovely change to the canteen food and a lot of fun.  With only a few of the group being able to speak english there is always a lot of laughing and hand signals going on.  We had shrimp, duck, pork, bread and peanuts and all...

April 25, 2017

The second apartment we were taken to was on the 16th floor and brand new, the finishing touches were yet to be done and no one had lived in it yet so they were sure we would love it.  It will sound like we are spoilt but the view wasn't the best and we just weren't su...

April 24, 2017

I was quite excited to go house hunting as the interpreter or TA (Technical Assistant) as they call them said she had been very busy looking for apartments for us and had narrowed it down to 4 good ones.  They all seem to have a big  entrance with a boom gate and secur...

April 23, 2017

A driver from the company picked us up Sunday morning from our Hotel and drove us to the train station where he handed us over to a porter to take our bags and make sure we got on the right train.  The driver and porter haggled for a while about the price but agreed on...

April 22, 2017

Whilst exploring around our Hotel in Beijing we came across this huge underground shopping centre with everything you would ever need.  It was all very clean and modern and we spent a lot of time checking out the grocery shop - it doesn't take much to entertain us.  I...

April 22, 2017

Well, we made it to Beijing with no problems, flying straight through from Sydney this time on Qantas.  Last time we flew with China Southern and I think they have a little more leg room but the seats aren't quite as soft.  Qantas give you Weis Bars and Lindt chocolate...

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