China and Beijing

Den Kinesiske Mur

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I Kina er det ca. 1 400 000 000 innbyggere. I Beijing hvor vi er nå, er det ca. 22 millioner folk. Beijing er hovedstaden i Kina. I dag var vi på den Kinesiske mur. JEG FIKK MEDALJE! fordi jeg gikk så langt. Der var det mange trapper. Hvis du har sett meg i gymmen svettet jeg mye mer enn det! Muren er ca. 8 850  km lang. Muren ble bygd på nesten 300 år. Continue reading

Day 50 to 56 Seoul in South Korea

In the middle of Seoul city center

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The past few days have been quite exciting. Weve learned how to eat with chopsticks, become efficient at buying tickets at the subway and understanding how it works… Even if there is a lot of information in korean language! In the subway nearly all the people were busy on their cellphones and rarely looked up. Another thing we discovered was that the people driving motorbikes often did it in the walk and cycle paths… We got really scared sometimes as we did not notice the bikers until they were right behind us. We also have experienced to go to a water world where almost everybody wore a life-west. No Wonder! The wave in the wave pool looked more like a tsunami!!! Continue reading

Vifter og aircondition

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På tiden i Asia har jeg blitt veldig glad i AIRCONDITION!!! Det er DEILIG å gå inn der det er kaldt og man ikke koker. Hver dag er det kokende varmt ute og jeg går ofte å tenker på å kjøpe min egen, bærbare, elektriske vifte. Men nå over til noe annet! Jeg skal på KINO i kveld og se “Dyrenes hemmelige liv” på engelsk. Det blir engelsktimene i dag… 🙂 Forresten dere burde se filmen One Piece. Den var kjempekul – spesielt på japansk språk! 🙂 Takk og farvel, farvel, takk og farvel!

Busan i Sør-Korea

20160812_173919I Busan er det veldig vanlig å kjøre moped på sykkel og gangveg. Der kjører folk litt uforsvarlig og fort. Mange biler kjører på rødt lys og grønn mann i fotgjengerfeltet. De har en fin strand og lunken sjø som er deilig og bade i. I Sør-Korea lager de telefonen Samsung de lager også bilene Hyundai og Kia. Vi har vært på et kjempefint akvarium der det var mange djevlerokker og haier. Det hjelper veldig med vifter hvis man skal kjøle seg ned i varmen ute. Når man drar ut føles det ut som om man drar inn i en badstue. Det kan bli ca.38 grader. Det er mange buddistiske templer her omkring. De bruker masse gull og buddafigurer. Absolutt alle som kommer fra Sør- Korea har brunt eller svart hår.

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Day 45 to 49 Exciting Busan

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Busan is a city with around 3.4 million people and the beach in Haeundae is South Korea’s “Fort Lauderdale”. At the moment it is some degrees too hot (around 35 degrees celsius) and has a busy night life. Haeundae beach is a white sandy one and is 2 km long and is well suited for relaxing and sunbathing. If you want to take a swim the sea is pleasantly warm. The city has a beautiful skyline and most buildings are quite tall making space for the city’s inhabitants. Other sites we’ve visited are Sea Life Busan Aquarium, Busan Lotte Shopping Mall, Busan Cinema Center and Beomeosa temple. All four sites were great fun.

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Driving

After entering our 6th country, we experience for the first time that that you are supposed to drive on the right hand side.  Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Japan  all drive on lefts side of the road.

Sustainable development?

In Japan there are a lot of workers that perform work that in the west has been removed, like 4 people to operate a lorry. 3 with helmet trying to guide the driver and keep other people on secure distance. What will happen with Japan when all these kinds of jobs disappear? Will the new generation accept to do this kind of job?

Yin/Yang

Tokyo and Kyoto are the real yin/yang. They shows the diversity of Japan, and the experiences are totally different. Tokyo with large areas of the city with gaming and anime compared to Kyoto where you experience old traditions.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing without pocket money and water is not a good idea, even in Japan. Small kiosks may not accept large bills, and running out of water may lead to long distant walking specially when traveling with children.