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We made it to China! Woohoo!!

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View Great Escape to the East! on Tam-Jo's travel map.


After almost 24 hours of travelling we arrived in Beijing!! On the way to the hostel we learnt some Chinese courtesey of our amazing taxi driver (although we've managed to forget a lot of it already)! We headed straight out from the hotel to find the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Sqaure. Of course we managed to get lost! But we did find the Forbidden City along with thousands of other people who were there celebrating National Day which was yesterday. It was intense especially after no sleep and jet lag! But great to have seen it as we did and we were even minor celebrities for the day; we had some people ask us to be in photos with them! I think we stood out a bit! Adam...I'm afraid we failed your first challenge to get some chinese tea and dim sum. We ended up with a coke and a MacDonalds (please don't judge...we were sleep deprived)!! Anyway, best be off...need to get some food in before an early night tonight. We're going to the Great Wall first thing tomorrow morning! Byeeeee. Tam.

Posted by Tam-Jo 03:38 Archived in China Tagged beijing

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Hurrah!! Very pleased to hear you have made it safely, and are already throwing yourself into the travelling/sightseeing adventures (i'm going to pretend I didnt read the bit about McDonalds).. it sounds exciting already, going to be very jealous! Oh and Hello Tammy :o)

I think we need to add some photo challenges to Adams list of food challenges, I wish I'd thought ahead and sent you with a little mascot to photograph next to important sounding walls/squares/cities!!

I started my triathlon training yesterday, and so i am using your epic trip as a barometer.. if I am not Jessica Ennis-like by the time you return I shall have failed. I'm expecting to fail, but I can hope!!

Anyway, enjoy tomorrows adventures, and get us lots of photos.. we need a slide show at the welcome home shindig! xxx

p.s Were you made celebs because Jo is so tiny? haha... xx

by Bobbington

So glad you made it to Beijing girls! I'm looking forward to seeing the photos when you get a chance to upload them. From experience, that's not as easy as it should be ... but probably not so difficult for you two!! Enjoy the Great Wall - sounds amazing! xxxx

by Alison and Colin (Mum and Dad)

Got the mascot covered Bob, expexting to see him at the great wall soon. I'm pretending that I didn't read about the McDonalds too will let you both off seen as it was day one tho! Have an awesome day tomorrow (today - too much time difference) xxx

by Adam

Sounds like you are enjoying being celebs!!! Hope the Great Wall is a good day out. xxxx

by Mom and Trev

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