Category: China

Re-discovering Chopstick Skills

On the 15th of Janaury, Jakob’s birthday, we went to the Amsterdam restaurant “Sea Palace” to re-discover our chopstick eating skills. Everything worked out nicely and they even served our favorite dishes from China: Chicken pieces with nuts and vegetables in a spicy sauce and of course roast duck with rice. The contrast between the…

By Jakob January 21, 2006 1

Finally: Pictures are online!!

Pretty late in the evening and after a few days of looking through our photos from our trip to China we’re finally ready to post the best of the best online! Basically viewers have two options – an external slideshow from Flickr.com and a thumbnail gallery on China.Thusgaard.com. The links are both available in the…

By Jakob October 24, 2005 3

23 Hours after getting up: Finally at Home

This post might look a bit unstructured. The main reason is that at this point in time we’ve been awake for almost 24 hours, and have been packing, checking out, checking in, checking out and then in again, and to make a long story short we’re back home in Amsterdam without any injuries to ourselves…

By Jakob October 9, 2005 2

Day 23: Beijing – Xi’an: Arrival in Xi’an

Amsterdam 23/10/2005 at 15:30 Day 23: Beijing – Xi’an: Arrival in Xi’an At the station in Xi’an we found that there were absolutely no problems with the bikes. As usual the gears had been changed, but we were getting used to that. Outside the station we met hordes of sales people who wanted to sell…

By Jakob October 7, 2005 0

Day 22: Beijing – Xi’an: Chinese Bureaucracy

Amsterdam 23/10/2005 at 15:30 Day 22: Beijing – Xi’an: Chinese Bureaucracy ***** 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ***** – Although we didn’t realize that ourselves until on the train to Xi’an. Instead we got the day going with in-the-room “home made” breakfast and got busy packing, making final arrangements with the Vlieg & Fiets agent in Beijing,…

By Jakob October 6, 2005 0

Day 19: Shanhaiguan: End of the Wall

Beijing, 05/10/2005 at 23:00 Day 19: Shanhaiguan: End of the Wall Finally ready for a bit of sightseeing in Shanhaiguan this day was about seeing the first part of the Wall. We started out early in the morning at “The First Pass Under Heaven”, which is the first important tower on the Wall. Having enjoyed…

By Jakob October 3, 2005 0