Thursday 28th July
Great Wall of China
The Sacred Road
Martial Arts Show
Had to get up a t 7am, Jetlagged, hot and slightly befuzzled cause I had the BEST but most confusing dream ever to wake up to...
Hopped on our minibus and off to the Ming dynasty tombs... People thros shed loads of money down there for luck, I mean serious ammounts. I mean, ok, we throw pennies in wells but on 50 pound notes (mainly cause it'd be soggy, but just cause it's an uber huge waste) - Well they do... at tombs... *shrug*
The Great Wall was... well.. Rather Great :D Only saw a V. Small part of the wall up close but you could see it all wiggly and squiggly for miles across the hills... You don't realise until you're there quite how steep it is! It's a blooming treck to go up about 20meters... I can hear tom and chris already (No... it's cause you're fat) CHUT UP ALL OF YOU!
The sacred road... had some animals there... to protect stuff... twas cool but all the photosa re gone cause sara reformatted the SD card in the camera... Why? I don't know. So no photos... thaknfully she did it half way up the great wall so we have a few of there still :D
The Martial Arts Show was awesome! Serios it was all.. WAAHHHHH... POW... KABLOOOOIEEE... and there were little kids... oh man could they flip out, they were psychos tied up in little monks robes... There was some lame romance scene where they did some flying about on bits of silk... *yawn* but they cracked tonnes of metal rods over their heads and were lifted up on spikes and yay :D
Tuesday 26th July - Wednesday 27th July
Took good old Aeroflot (for which we've found over 35 words in... best anagram tho is fear-o-lot... yeah it sucks but it was funny at the time... ) to Moscow on tuesday, was only a 3 hour flight so not too bad... Watches some family guy, red a smidge, took photos out the window of the wing (je suis tres stupid)
Anyway, once there I sat down on the floor in the Airport, round the side of a shop, next to a bin- Why? To charge my stinky PMP... *grumble - only 4 hours of battery* NEhoos, after tonnes of waiting at passport control, we boarded the plane for CHINA...
Yeah, that flight was dull... 6500 miles or so, 7 hours, Miss Congeniality 2 without sound and 2 crazy Russian films... Blah
Long time no nothing... 5 days no internet, but, weirdly enough, I haven't missed it all that much (sorry for driving that knife through your heart Chrissy) but
I have mised you lot - I got a phone card now so a couple of you might be getting bring brings soon (aka. Phonecalls for all you who don't speak Jebbie)
I've been up to a crap load of super stuff, had 3 whole days of touring, it's super tiring - I have seen 1 of the 7 wonders of the world, soon to have seen 2 *giggle* 'tis so damned coooool... Anyway, have some general stuffs:Beer = 5 yuen (about 33p) - And theres are propper big ass bottles
I can take unlimited photos *grins ear to ear* My PMP RULES
I've been playing my harmonica... I'm not very good... I don't know why I have a harmonica with me...
Sara's made a little Tom Pillow - basically a pillow dressed in Tom's foootie shirt *teeheehee* it's so silly/sweet (I have yet to decide)
Everything is hot... Temp = hot, Food = hot, Floor = hot (I burninated my knees taking a photo *sob*), Water after 2 mins = hot (hot water is skanky), people = not quite so hot... seen v few sexy chinks... maybe cause they're all old...
Beds are uber hard, like wood, only you can feel the springs...
I'm getting a smidgen of a tan already, YAY!
Anyway that's the general stuffs, i can think of tonnes more but I haven't go time really, I'm loving this holdiay but I have been so damned busy! I'm missing my Mikey lots, I have no huggles from anyone here, it's too hot *frowns*
Last Day @ Home Bloggage...
...That's right, lil Jebbie is off... very soon... She's got all her clothes scattered on her bed, and all her shoes in her suitcase, and just realised that her suitcase can only fit all her shoes... Bloody thing. *takes out 3 pairs* hm... that'll do... I didn't even know I had that many shoes. Wow, guess I am
some sort of girl afterall...
Tomorri I'm gonna go on a shopping spree in Waterstones... I have a £10 voucher (thankee Jenny) and there a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment *gets giddy* FUN FUN FUN : D
Also, I haven't yet bought me any shorts...
It has come to my attention that this may be a problem
So anyway, I've written that letter so Mikey can get my results, oh crap resovoir dogs is still recording *runs off* DAMNIT! I only plugged in the S-Video, so now there's no sound, but I can watch the moovie... stupid stupid *humph* Oh well, I have about 16hours of TV shows and Willy Wonka and Scream 2 and The Girl Next Door to watch, so that's okay i guess...
Also, I just realised I have to take my psych books with me... THAT HUGE FRIGGING TEXT BOOK!! - *gets attacked by a big ol chunky fly* ARGH! Those things, they're all "BZZZzzzzzz..." round yer ears, and flutter and sorta tease you with threats of flying in your ear and right up to you brain... eurgh... my ears feel weird now... 6:54 am - Tuesday 26th July 2005
I have yet to sleep... I'm looking forward to shuteye on the plane, take off is at 1pm, fly to Moscow, wait there for 6 hours I think (stoopid change overs - Stoopid Aeroflot or however that crappy airline is spelt) and then back on another plane to Chink Land... god knows how long that flight is... Anyway, we get there sometime on wednesday... totally poofed and flown out. So somepoint between now and then, I hope to sleep.
I don't know why exactly that I didn't sleep... I'd packed by 2ish - but my suitcase wasn't full. Which is when I started to panic. So I kinda just walked around for 4 hours... doing the washing up, washing clothes, finding tit-bits to do, desperately tried to find the funkiest pair of glases EVER... but to no avail.
Anyway, cut a long and extremely dull story short, I'm all packed now, but not dressed... or showered... or got my suitcase where it should be... or woken up mon sister. BUT
I'm not stressing too much so big whoop :D
Right, speak to you in China I guess... Goodbye rainy england, hello hot sunshiney China!
Last night home...
(P.S. Before I start, check out the custom header... Look, there's a little pink-a-fied Chineese Pagoda in the top right (it used to have some city skyline), and it says "05" in the bottom left (it used to say '03), and it says "Jebbie Goes To China" in the bottom right... (the box was as blank n as dull as, but not as snuggly as, cotton socks) *giggle* that took me a whole 30mins to do in paint! All for you (un)lucky people... )
Tonight is the last night I sleep in my bed... I may be leaving on tuesday, but there's no way I'm sleeping monday night if I have to get up at 3am anyway. No more beddy, no more comfy bolster... NO MORE MY ROOM *sobs*
In way of packing, I am lacking, packing... I did come off my PC all day to do so (and also for my PC to convert my abundance of "That 70's Show" episodes and "Family Guy" episodes)
but my parents made me sort the shoe cubby under the stairs. I have never seen so much dirt and crap(stuff... not literally)
in one place of a house which is constantly used... It's disgusting. I got a couple flip flops out of it and found my old platforms (Pink with blue fabric paint decoration - I thank you)
so the dust inhilation wasn't all in vain. Still... was a crappier job than "folding clothes" which my sister got... *humph*
Mikey left today, he gaves me a lil phone call to say goodbye, Jebbie held back the sniffles... Me gonna miss him, so much. I'll have noone to snuggle, noone to nibble on the arm, noone to loose against all day, noone to sing funky songs to me/with me... No Mikey *sobs*
I'll just have to play with Billy all day...*giggle*
Oh, I have Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (old Version)
on my PMP... I'll be singing along to those creepy lil Oompa Loompas all the way to China...
"Oompa Loompa Doopedy Doo... I've got a tale, I'll tell it to YOU"
... Good old Roald Dahl...
Also, if anyone has any ideas what to do with Skull and Crossbones Laces (apart from put them on shoesies - tried - didn't work - I'm retarded)
please tell me... I wanna wear them elsewhere than my foots... Seems a waste somehow...
The days before...
So, this is my China blog - basically so I don't have to send all of you scrubbers individual e-mails, and also for some sort of electronic documentation of this trip, incase I drop my book in the sea or something like that... I'm clumsy...
What to say, I'm looking forward to it, o course, but a whole month away *shock horror* I'm gonna miss you lot so darn much *snuggles* You'd better E-mail
and post Pics
so I know what you lot are up to...
The trip's pretty jam packed, with too many flights, and tonnes of sight-seeing trips... but you gotta do em... I am gonna come back with so many photos, I'll feel all japaneese tourist *ding ding ding ding ding ding ding*
- *giggle* WOOOOOOO
I'll probably post every few days... hopefully... *crosses her fingers* after the first week or so... I get withdrawl symptons... it's crazy *ruffles hair* ARGH
my hair is gonna be so hot and annoying...
Anyway, I must leave you to get packing... I have so far... A waistcoat
The top of a Bikini
Sunglasses which are tooooo big
My psychology text book
A book... a very thin book...
And I was intending to take a little more... maybe some underwear, that'd be good... :D