Sophia met me at 7.30am, shortly after I’d popped into a bakery/dumpling/pancake shop and stepped out with a piping hot […]
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Day 33: A Grand Day Out…From the Forbidden Palace to the Great Wall of China
Knowing in advance that this week marks the National Holiday, I knew that the city would be busy so I […]
Day 32: Having arrived… working out how to leave.
I’m surprised by how quickly I felt comfortable in Russia, so much so that my first day in Beijing felt […]
Day 31: Another capital, another big birthday.
The People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th birthday today which means it has endured longer than its sponsor the […]
Day 30: Final Approach to Beijing (and was anybody deported?)
Back on board the train at midnight, with two hours before we were scheduled to depart Erlian, passengers settled down […]