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  • Day31

    Day 31: A final note...

    June 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Last day in Hong Kong. Both exhausted so went out for brunch, then enjoyed the hotel facilities and relaxed by the pool. Ended our stay with happy hour cocktails, snacks and entertainment.

    A great month of 'firsts', 'bucket list ticks' and cultural contrasts.
    Emma's first Panda selfie, chicken's foot, Disney experience; Gill's first swimming in mud bath/hot springs, bamboo raft ride and hot tub on a skyscraper.
    Bucket list: Terracotta warriors for Gill and worlds highest bungee for Emma.
    Too many great experiences...few comparing to camping on the Great Wall.

    We've walked through forests, hiked up mountains, cycled through villages and cities. Swam in rivers, lagoons, pools and the sea; sweated up 1000 steps, and in the metros underground. Prayed in temples, drank from coconuts on a beach, cocktails on buses and in hotels; visited hospitals, village homes and designer shops. Slept in hostels, tents, mud houses, trains, taxis and swanky hotels.

    China has surprised, inspired and amazed us. We've laughed at FOMOs, shed tears along our personal journeys, and cried with joy at the wonders we've seen.
    True happiness is an experience shared, and we're so glad we shared it together.

    What a great adventure!

    Gill & Em x
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  • Day1

    Day 1: Journey to Heathrow

    May 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After being kindly dropped at York station by taxi driver Dom, we got on the coach excited and eager to start our adventure! Emma chose the best seats...ones at the back next to the toilets that didn't recline. Emma slept like a log. It took Gill approximately 20 minutes to feel travel sick, resolved by a breath of fresh air at Woodall services and some chewing gum. Emma thought a hot cross bun with cheese might help... Gill questioned 'Who's idea was it to have a curry before a 6 hour coach trip?!' At Heathrow we were first to check in, and currently sat at the gate admiring our home for the next 11 hours. Let the adventure begin! Gill & Em xRead more

    Have an amazing adventure 😘 Can't wait to see your pictures and posts..


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