Friday, November 6, 2015

Beijing, Day 2

The Great Wall

We climbed the Great Wall of China. What an incredible thing to see!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Beijing , Day 1

 China Trip - Oct 16 to Nov 1, 2016

Beijing : October 24

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. (More pics to come!)

Busan, Sth Korea

October 21st, 2015 Stuart's 30th Birthday.
Our next port of call on the cruise was Busan, Sth Korea.

We also visited the famous fish markets and we were pleased to access fast wi fi at Busan Train Station.

We were able to wish Stuart a Happy Birthday and the boys a Happy Marty McFly Day (significant date from "Back to the Future" movies).We chatted to Cherie and  Lois & Phoebe sang us some cute songs. It was very special to hear their voices!
 Busan felt quite familiar to us, after visiting Seoul several times previously.

We enjoyed the walk around the city and the view from the Busan Tower.

Rick enjoyed his ice cream and the good view from Busan Tower

Paper decorations on the way to Busan Tower.

We also visited the famous Jagalchi Fish Markets. Biggest in Sth Korea. Alas, we couldn't find the special dried squid for Cherie!

Fukuoka, Japan

October 20, 2015 : Our first port on the cruise was Fukuoka, Japan. We did our own thing there and walked around the very pretty, peaceful and clean town. There was a lovely park in the middle of the city area.

Robots for sale in Fukuoka mall.

Cruise - Shanghai to Beijing

October 19 to October 23.

We had a wonderful time on our 5 day cruise. A very new and huge ship called Quantum of the Seas, which is part of the Royal Carribean group. The sea was very calm, which helped me manage the new experience of cruising. I needed to take a few travel pills, but I managed really well and enjoyed it. Rick enjoyed it too. He didn't feel the movement at all. Very relaxing.