2013 China Tour

2013 China Tour

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Sydney airport departures - nervous little vegemites


Nice touch from a caring airport2.JPG


Random face


Lee the sign holder welcomes us


On the bus from Beijing airport


Welcoming sign and Sheldon the organiser


Blobby things


Minibar for the kids (with beer)


Ella and JJ ready for adventure2


Itinerary


Hotel room Beijing


Trying to eat a bread roll with chopsticks is harder than it looks


No exploding cars or trumpets allowed


Tiananmen Square


Forbidden City


Dragon


Forbidden City Moat


Banquet


Chopsticks


Panda


Ideologically correct sculpture at Mao's tomb


Susie at the square


Male lion


Inside the forbidden city


Teapot


Forbidden Panarama


Interesting building


The band arrives at the GWOC


Setting up


Getting the reed ready


Tuning up


Lee translates the speech


Another banner


Ella


JJ


Girls performing at the GWOC


Cupcake head at the GWOC


Our climb up the wall


You are here


Kinda cold


Mr Mann conducts


Susie ascends


It's a long way to the top


Another day, another banquet


The dreaded tofu


Nice round building


Fresh pearls


Summer Palace mock township


Summer Palace lake


Exercise class


Tower of Buddhist Incense at Summer Palace


Kunming lake


Ornamental 'locks' retrieved from 'rakes'


Traditional band


Dragon and Pheonix


Summer Palace peaceful pond


The view from our Hutong House Hotel


Our hotel


Another location, another welcome


Muslim Quartrer markets Xi'an


Xi'an night markets


A busy saturday night in Xi'an


This is how you make your flat bread flat


The Drum Tower, Xi'an


Chinese Oreos


Riding along the city wall


Mr Hill goes terracotta


Red orbs on the City Wall


Ian and Susie go Terracotta


Ranks of Pannacotta warriors


Hundreds of them


Pit number one


And horses too


Close up


Broken bits


kneeling


Susie on the city wall


JJ at the tea house with parents hiding around the corner


Just standing around


Dumpling feast


The show after-party


Hotel menu


The Xi'an culture show


Welcome to Shenzhen


Tong-li town


Tong-li waterway


Parents off the leash


Huh


Pet monkey


Tong-li restaurant


Impressive sugar


Like a boss


Living life large


Crazed


Hotel room jumping


Dual selfie


Umm, too high


Leaving Shenzen


Oh yeah


Handstands in a five star hotel


Concerning border crossing


Planking


Moustache


Girls with new shoes


Girls out for the night in HK


Out at night in HK


New gear


JJ and Rita


Yup, that's me


At Ocean Park


Awesome rollercoasters