Tag: China

  • Coming through Customs

    Coming through Customs

    Customs at Sydney Airport this morning was an absolute nightmare. Although my baggage came off reasonably quickly, there were still delays.

    I have one of those new “electronic passports” which, strictly speaking, speeds up the process of coming through customs.… Read the rest

  • Blame it on the Baijiu

    Blame it on the Baijiu

    My final complete day in Beijing was one of some rather intense socialising. It all began with late afternoon drinks, which then morphed into dinner, and then a bit of bar-hopping.… Read the rest

  • Walking On The Chinese Wall

    Walking On The Chinese Wall

    The early 80s pop song, “Walking On The Chinese Wall” by Phillip Bailey has been repeating itself over and over in my head today. When it was released way back then I liked it, as it was a good tune with a good video clip, and it had been produced by Phil Collins who was quite fashionable back then.… Read the rest

  • Wet and Wild

    Wet and Wild

    The only other time I’ve been this cold and wet was two years ago in Sweden. Although it was summer, the combination of colder temperatures and wet weather combined for truly unpleasant conditions.… Read the rest

  • The Day Of Dirt

    The Day Of Dirt

    Those strong winds last night brought their fair share of dirt into Beijing. It’s not as bad as people have previously described the combination of dirt and pollution here – far from it – but it has certainly reduced visibility.… Read the rest