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Lesson today....

just tell yoursef that unspecified meat on a stick is chicken, even if it doesn't taste or look like it!!!

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After two days, China is still an assault on the senses, and why did we decide to come here on a National holiday?! Insane! So we started with an early morning drive to the Great Wall. A pretty epic feat of human engineering. Although even more spectacular were the surrounding mountains - amazing (you lot know how much I love a good mountain ;-)).

Then tonight we headed to the night market here in Beijing. CRAZY!!! Our time as celebs is continuing and becoming more and more uncomfortable, culminating in some older Chinese man videoing us eating market food for fifteen minutes tonight! Shameless! But entertaining all the same - who knew we were so interesting?! And Bob, I think it has more to do with us being blonde than short... I am actually taller than a lot of people here! Shocking, I know!!

Day ended with more than a few local beers in the hostel bar! We were supposed to plan the next stage of our journey (beginning on Friday) but after a sip of the local brew our plans were put aside for another day...... ooooppppsss!!

Tomorrow - sight seeing in Beijing, hoping to hit a few of the sights we thought we'd seen (but hadn't) whilst in our jet lagged zombie state on Tuesday! What is to come??? Terrocota warriers in Xi'an, a midget village near Kunming... who knows!

Jo xxxx

PS loving the comments! And Adam - we completed the dim sum challenge last night! Bring on the next one!!!!

Posted by Tam-Jo 05:41 Archived in China Tagged beijing

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OMG...the midget village...AMAZING!! Lots of pictures please!!

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by Ross

A few beers in the hostel bar ... doesn't sound like you, Jo!! And isn't it strange that so many meats taste like chicken?!!! Keep believing!

by Mum and Dad Ven

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