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Gemma’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006

Location: Bejing, China

Mapwell we are here! Finally!!

We had a very eventful flight as Bejing had a fog as thick as pea soup! So first of all we had to refuel in Hongkong in case we had to circle above Bejing airport, so that added an extra hour! Then when we landed (blindly) and the fog got so thick they closed the airport ( at least they let us down i suppose!). But this ment that all craft had to remain stationary and wait to be towed by a tracter as there was zero visibilty and they did not want any collisions! Well 1 hour later the tracter arrived but the captain told us the mechanic who needed to connect us was lost in transist - yep he couldn't find our jumbo! so we ended up being a grand total of 5 hours late!

Today we managed to crawl out of bed after 3 hours sleep and walk around the city soaking up the sights. Bejing is so cold but very beatiful with lots of temples, gardens and frozen lakes (with ice skaters)!

so, now off to bed!