China and the DPRK: Day 15- The last day.

We had a leisurely start to our last day in China. We packed our bags, left them in a room at the hotel and then grabbed some lunch. Matt came and took us for a walk around a lake. I have no idea what it’s called or where it is, but it was a serene, relaxed way to finish off what was at times a very hectic holiday.

I took these shots as we were walking around.




Most people would have been at work, but it was interesting to see that some people used the lake frontage like their own backyard.





This was a very smiley baby.

The pollen from some of the trees was incredibly thick. In one section I had to walk with my open phone in front of my nose to avoid breathing it in. Here’s a clump of pollen that was collected in a doorway.

Lucky little ducks! A duck village totally unconnected to the shore.


It was a warm day. By the river, the sounds from the nearby streets were muted.

We even saw this man swimming. I don’t know how clean the water is, but good luck to him!

Free enterprise is alive and well in Beijing. There were quite a few of these little ‘market stalls’ as we got nearer to the shopping centre.

It wasn’t all beautiful. Just a shot to keep things real.

As we got closer to the main thoroughfare, we started to encounter rickshaws.

Once we were back in town, we stopped for a bevvie in a café.

Then it was over the bridge and into the shopping precinct.

We thought this shop sounded interesting and Helen and I tried to go in to see what they were selling.

Couldn’t see a thing…

We kept seeing parked cars with this in front of the wheels. Apparently, it’s to stop dogs peeing on the tyres.

My last little car before flying home.

And Fortunate Frogdancer strikes again! No one sat next to me on the flight back. I’m short so I could stretch out.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts about the trip. Now it’ll be back to regular programming.

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10 Responses to China and the DPRK: Day 15- The last day.

  1. Susan says:

    Thank you for the journey Frogdancer, truly loved every post & quite sad it’s finished but I will still keep reading along with Burning Desire 🙂

  2. Andrew says:

    It’s been terrific journey with you, with DPRK especially interesting and at times surprising, and China also. Thanks.

  3. foodnstuff says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve enjoyed it, though haven’t commented much. Life will be quite strange without it! Now let’s see that veggie garden develop and the wicking beds in action!

  4. Helen says:

    It’s been fascinating to read about your trip and to see the photos. I’ve mentioned it to a couple of friends and have been given a look that says you were mad for going, and I am daft for reading. They just don’t understand.
    Thank you.

    • Haha! I thought my friend Helen was crazy when she went to North Korea the first time, but when she came back safely and said that she’d go back again if I wanted to go, it was an opportunity too good to ignore. ________________________________

  5. Julie Caldwell says:

    Thank you, I have enjoyed every photo, comment and story. You are a brave, intrepid fun woman. Loved it.

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