Category: China

A Week Away From Home…

Chengde, 23/9/2005 at 18:30 Before we start with this long story (we’ve been without internet for couple of days) the most important thing to mention is this: We’ve been on the Wall and it is TRULY GREAT! See below what happened from day 6 to day 9.

By Jakob September 23, 2005 3

Day 8: Simatai Eastern Great Wall on foot

Chengde, 23/9/2005 at 18:30 Day 8: Simatai Eastern Great Wall on foot Visiting the people of Jinshanling had been a bad experience so we decided to stay another day in Simatai. This time we walked the Eastern part of the Wall at Simatai. This part is not for the faint-hearted. This rough section of the…

By Jakob September 22, 2005 0

Day 6: Miyun-Simatai by bike

Chengde, 23/9/2005 at 18:30 Day 6: Miyun-Simatai by bike Having gone all the way from Beijing on the major roads the day before it was a pleasure to go to Simatai primarily on country roads. We had almost no traffic and went through many small farmer villages with houses falling apart between the hands of…

By Jakob September 20, 2005 0

Impressions from Beijing

Today we’ve already been in Beijing for a few days and it’s time to move on. However, first it’s time to try to give you a taste of all that we’ve seen in the last couple of days. On Saturday we had breakfast where we enjoyed the so-called Moon cakes. They’re supposed to be very…

By Jakob September 19, 2005 2

Beijing: Yes, we’re here !

After a long flight with way too little space and way to little sleep we have arrived in Beijing. Of course it was very interesting for us to see if the bikes had taken the same trip as us – preferrably in one piece. At Beijing Airport we found all of our luggage including the…

By Jakob September 16, 2005 4

Schiphol Airport

Finally on the way, now sitting at Schiphol Airport waiting for the boarding at 19.15. This morning was all about packing everything, and that went extremely well until about 15 minutes before we wanted to leave when we weighed everything. We’re allowed to bring 30kg each including bikes excluding hand luggage, and to our great…

By Jakob September 15, 2005 1

Course: How-to-eat-with-chopsticks

We are just back from the Chinese restaurant where we asked for chopsticks. Not only that, we also wanted them to explain us how to eat with these things (in a language that we understand…). So we got a little “how-to-eat-with-chopsticks” course. While I was getting quite well along with it, and Jakob was spoiling…

By Jakob September 13, 2005 5