HouHai (Rear Lake)

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  • Day5


    October 5, 2014 in China ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    So I finished the Great Wall a lot quicker than I thought and had the whole afternoon to walk around Beijing so I visited the Lama temple which was OK. I'm still templed out from my trip to Vietnam and Cambodia last Christmas. I was more surprised the amount of people praying as I didn't think religion was big in China.

    I then went to a craft beer brewery/bar in the main hutong which was recommended by TripAdvisor. They did all kinds of beers and ales and the Chinese people working here spoke English and wanted some banter which I had not experienced in Beijing before. The beer was good especially after a morning of hiking. There was a guy sitting on his own on the table next to me. We ended up chatting random shit and sinking a few more beers. The whole time we didn't ask each others name until we left so I now know he's called Patrick from Australia.

    This bar was a bit quirky, it had comic posters on the wall of some really crewed stories. But the weirdest thing was the "motherfucking lama".

    So I went back to the hostel later and more drunk than I had originally planned and met my new dorm mates, Laura and Laura from England and Monika from Mexico. We chatted for a while, usual hostel introductions, hi what's your name, where do you come from, what are you doing here?

    Now the plan for the day was to pack as I had to leave the hostel at 5 to catch my flight but because of the drinks and talking to my room mates it was quite late now but I eventually finished packing but I still had to work out how I got from the next airport to the Tiger Leaping Gorge I was going to hike. So I went to the bar to get on the WiFi and do some research and basically found out I had left it a bit late and getting the trains I needed wasn't going to happen especially during the national week holiday. So I decided to sack it off even though I had already bought my plane ticket. Such a waste but a life lesson that I should be more organised than I had been so far.

    So I slept in and made an executive decision in the morning to book a flight to Guilin and found one due to depart in the afternoon so I bought it and without the confirmation travelled to the airport which in that time thankfully I had my booking confirmed.

    My flight was delayed by 3 hours so I got to Guilin much later than planned but I was glad to be out of Beijing.
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    Sam Jarman

    could go for a pint of Lili the brave stout right about now...

    Sam Jarman

    or a chesty puller, im not fussed

  • Day18

    Traditionelles Abendessen ?

    October 8, 2015 in China ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Was man alles so in einem heissen Topf findet 🙊

    Wir haben definitiv schon mal besser als heute abend gegessen

    Marc Ddorf

    buntes allerlei 😳


    Schmeckt besser als es aussieht - alles mal probieren :-)

  • Day17

    Erstes Essen in China

    October 7, 2015 in China ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Wir starten mit einem vietnamesisch-französischem Restaurant "Little Shanghai". Die Wahl fiel leicht: der Laden sah gut aus und nahm als einziger Visa. Wir haben nämlich noch kein chinesisches Geld.

    Guten Hunger :)

  • Day26

    Inside a chinese supermarket

    September 3, 2017 in China ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Which is actually pretty different to a German one. They got much more original and natural products which are not refined or processed. That's great to see what the product is. But not so great of you are looking good for something for your day trip.Read more

  • Day20

    Auf geht's

    October 10, 2015 in China ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    Heute haben wir ordentlich Muskelkater. Der Ausflug an und über die Mauer war ganz schön anstrengend.
    Heute geht es unter anderem ins Olympiagelände, in die Verbotene Stadt und auf den Kohlehügel.
    Danach geht es per Nachtzug zur nächsten Station - internet bedingt gibt es nun eine kleine Sendepause 👋👋
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    Marc Ddorf

    volles programm! viel spaß! 👋🏻

  • Day7

    Rickshaw Journey

    June 16, 2017 in China ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Short rickshaw ride to a local Beijing residence/restaurant to sample a typical Chinese meal. Interesting to travel around the local streets of Beijing and experiencing the quality of life in one of the world’s biggest cities.Read more

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