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Mary's Little Yak

A bit of a big adventure in the land of the blue sky

Train journey of a lifetime

On the morning of our departure there was a sense of excitement but also genuine tiredness from the last few days. Don't worry we said to the children, you can catch up on as much sleep as you like on... Continue Reading →

Skillful acts, scary rides, serious swimming.

Half term holiday and a return to Beijing with 2 friends from work. It was great when we visited in March but we weren’t returning to see all the amazing sights again, we were returning for a… Source: Skillful acts,... Continue Reading →

Skillful acts, scary rides, serious swimming.

Half term holiday and a return to Beijing with 2 friends from work. It was great when we visited in March but we weren't returning to see all the amazing sights again, we were returning for a means to an... Continue Reading →

Roller Coaster ride

So another weekend away back to a Ger camp that we visited the same time last year. 20 of us piled into the bus on Saturday morning like excited school children on a trip. We were a family of 4 for... Continue Reading →

Making the most of it.

A little later than planned this time but here it is.  We've now been back for 5 weeks and it's flown but these thoughts haven't changed much. So we are back for a second year.  How does it feel?  A question... Continue Reading →

Was it worth it?

So with literally hours to go until we returned to the UK, amidst all of the frantic end of term shenanigans, I took a moment or 2 to reflect on the last year.  Was it worth it?  Was it the... Continue Reading →

Musings on Mongolia

A couple of weeks ago we ventured a couple of hours north of the city for the final staff weekend away  of the year.  Wisely, or so I thought, I opted for an earlyish night and only 1 beer but... Continue Reading →

Life’s simple pleasures

  So I've been planning to write about food for the last few months as it's become a regular topic of conversation. When we first arrived the first thing a colleague did was take Pete and the other newbies to... Continue Reading →

A city break with no tantrums

So Beijing was the destination of choice for our Easter break. Originally we planned to get the train but due to various complications we went Air China both ways. My thoughts were mixed about this holiday. After Hong Kong we... Continue Reading →

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