This entry is part 10 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

China Trip 2014 – Day 7 to the end!

Waking up on Mount Wudang – wow! How many people can say that? And in the Tai Chi Hotel.

First Temple Complex of the day is the South Cliff Palace. Although the buildings are of the Ming Dynasty, Daoists were here hundreds of years earlier, at least in the Yuan Dynasty.   Read More

Wudang Mountain here we come. As a national park there are lots of protective measures in place and we can’t bring much luggage up with us. Quick repack for an overnight bag and wear as many clothes as possible – it’s at least 3 degrees colder up top and it’s not exactly balmy down here.

This entry is part 9 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

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After the lovely breakfast all packed up in the lobby ready to see the City Walls. Xi’An was the capital of China for 1100 years, and had its troubles in that time. The city walls are the longest in the world, full circumference being 9 miles.

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

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Up at a reasonable hour for an outstanding breakfast. All nations catered for – was almost like home, bacon, sausage, beans, egg, and toast (just missing the black pudding). Plus congee and fried devils, sushi, noodles, fresh pastries, etc etc etc.

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

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Up before crack of dawn, packed breakfast (yuck) and on bus to airport. Xi’An coming, and we’ve never been before. Our organisation has given us plenty of time to check in which is just as well. You cannot take opened bottles of alcohol in checked luggage. We had some opened whisky of the expensive and hard to come by variety and had a choice between throwing it away or drinking it. Tough decision.

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

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So I dutifully wrote day by day the most uninspiring blog on this planet (no false modesty here) and then cavilled when it came to sending it.
Each day melded into the next in a continuum of Crete experience, and so to make up for my silence I have dismantled the experience into its elements.

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series FWC Crete Camp 2014

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