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12 February 2007
Lodsworth, United Kingdom

Wow .... made it back home in one piece and couldnt wait ! Mumbai was getting a little more than hectic and the thought of the lovely english countryside was always on our minds. The flight was great, good old BA ! ten h..
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on our brief stopover in Hue ..... walking by the river was the only escape from the traffichappy christmas ... Hanoi styleThis small lake between the Old Quarter and the French Quarter is central to Hanoian folklore. A ghostly shrine (the Turtle Pagoda) standing on an islet at its center pays homage to a golden turtle. In the 15th century, this heroic reptile is said to have returned a magic sword to its home in the lake after it had been taken.
Recently the government changed his official death day to September 2[21][22]. His embalmed body was put on display in a granite mausoleum modeled after Lenina misty Halong BayThe bay consists of a dense cluster of 1,969 limestone monolithic islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which rise spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves
we did a spot of trekking above the bay ...a rather messy toilet experience on the cave visit !Hong Kong on a windy new years nighttiffie just before midnightHappy New Year to you all ..... lots of love , Paul and Tiff
view from the top of victoria peak of hong kong islandusing other filters !had a nice western burger at the veiw from Gulangyu , a small island near Xiamenhmmm .. look what the locals like to eat !!
the downtown Shanghai ....the Tiananmen Square
Mao Zedong Mausoleum Tiananmen Gate and notice the friendly chinese ... NOT spot the tourist ....walking up to the wall from the car park !
it was so quite ... not many tourist and such an amazing site
a few friends who went along on the same
some of the wall was a little dangerous to walk ... not the usual tourist walk
from a distance you can see the wall perched on top of the mountainsthe square at nightinside the Forbidden City

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