Soldiers goose-stepping on their way to lower the flag at sunset on Tian’anmen square
Good old Mao, looking down over Tian’anmen square
Huge bike lane around Tian’anmen square – literally 6 car lanes wide!
Beijing rickshaws – think we are ok with our bikes thanks!
Drum tower in Beijing
Outside the Heavenly Gate in Beijing
Kites flying over the Birds Nest stadium
Birds Nest stadium
Lots of Chinese lanterns
Is there anything you are allowed to do in this park in Beijing?! We particularly like the ‘no sitting’ one in the top right. And yes, there is a stern looking lady there to ensure the regulations are adhered to.
Kashgar’s obligatory Mao statue
Pot noodles! First decent meal for ages after spending weeks in Tajikistan
Camels that we saw soon after crossing the Kyrgyz-Chinese border
Noodles drying by the side of the road
Rice terraces – making use of every available square inch of land!
There’s light at the end of the tunnel….but it’s 3km away!
Switchbacks, the Chinese love’em
Chinese cyclists out for a day trip near Foping
Up in the clouds
Our very sexy but very practical cycling ponchos
Corn drying, something you see everywhere in the countryside in China
Traffic madness in Xi’an
Xiangzimen youth hostel in Xi’an, definitely recommended
Terracotta army warriors
Just a few of an estimated 6000 terracotta soldiers
Spiders on a stick in Beijing night market – hungry anyone?!
As above, but scorpions this time – yum yum
Pagoda in Fragrant Hills Park in Beijing
Peking ducks! (sorry, couldn’t resist)
Dragon boats on lake by Summer Palace
Getting our day’s pedalling in, even on a day off!
The omnipresent Chinese tour group, complete with matching baseball hats and flag
Alleyway in Lanzhong
Sea of rooves in Lanzhong
Glad they put this sign up in the tower in Lanzhong, just in case anyone is feeling suicidal?!
And what are the criteria for Perticular People?
Big cave near Guangyuan
Roadkill – one more reason not to camp round here!
Group aerobics in the square of Mian Xian
Beijing night market
Us on the great wall!
Watchtower on Great wall
very steep steps!
The ‘local’ version of Wal-Mart…
Having Peking duck in Peking! Well, had to be done.
Could this man fit any more recycling on his moped?!
Good old Chinglish, we love it
Temple for Prayer for Good Harvest, in the Temple of Heavenly Peace gardens in Beijing
Pete makes a new Chinese friend
The chopper is all but dead, long live the waving Mr Mao watch (actually it didn’t last long at all)!
Bronze elephant in Forbidden city
Lion to protect entrance to palace
Laughing turtle, which symbolizes peace and stability
Big pot, containing water that was historically used in case of fire in the palace