Beijiing Biddies reach Altai Republic

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 Beijing Biddies Team Work Day 20. Well here we are in the Altai Republic. Simply amazing to think that we are are in the South East of Russia after 17 days of driving. 2 extra days had to be spent in Moscow due to the Military Victory Day Parade and 1 extra day in Kurgan due to a visit to … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the wonders of communication

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Day 19 Beijing Biddies – Fame & Fortune for the Bus Conductor First thing in the morning BB2 taped up the Laser lights. ( photo already sent) Interesting morning in Novosobirsk travelling on a trolley bus in to the centre. Managed to get us all a free ride. BB1 told the conductor he was going to be famous and in … Read More

Beijing Biddies Face Another Serious Car Challenge

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And with no music they break into song….. Day 18 This was a very long driving day of 9 hours which took us from Omsk to Novosobirsk. Going through some roadworks a workman started waving to the front of car. We found that the Laser bar cluster had come adrift on one side. A bolt and bracket had been lost! … Read More

Beijing Biddies exit Kurgan for Siberian Omsk

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Beijing Biddies and the Siberian Stretch of Challenge Day 16 This is the day that we departed Kurgan to Ishim. Another delayed start as Dimitri our host from the previous day wished to take photos at our hotel and at the exit of Kurgan. In addition our car was very dirty and we decided to get it cleaned. The car … Read More

Beijing Biddies Adventure in Kurgan

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Beijing Biddies delight in food at Italian Restaurant Kurgan

Kurgan. Trials, triumphs and finally some decent dinner! Day 14 The BBs planned to leave in good time from a very weird looking hotel where the bedroom was quite depressing and the breakfast equally so. The feature of this place was the location on Lake Turgoyak. A very lengthy administrative checkout had to be done because of our very late … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Facebook Challenge!

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We got by with a little help from our Russian friend! Day 13 As you know I have had difficulties with Facebook and managed to get myself locked out of my account. I had forgotten my security question, Facebook would not accept my birthday date and the photos in order to identify would not come on the screen!!!! It involved … Read More

The Beijing Biddies take in culture and dodge the drivers in Russia

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Day 10. After the drive from Moscow to Suzdal, it was great to be able to wander through the town of Suzdal and look at all the tiny stalls selling local produce and crafts. Dinner was taken at the Restaurant Trapeznaya in the kremlin. This restaurant serves typical Russian food. Day 11 This was the day for us to leave … Read More

Beijing Biddies go wild in Moscow…. well they try to!

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The Largest Military Parade in the World in Moscow and the Beijing Biddies Were There.. Nearly! Day 9  A great day in Moscow as it was the Military Parade- the largest Military parade in the world! However it was very difficult to get about as most of the roads were closed. A decision to take the metro to Red Square was … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Power of Social Media

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2760 Likes and counting from a single Facebook post via Cancer Research UK The Beijing Biddies are so reliant on all you amazing people out there to spread the word about their challenge. This is just one example of how effective social media can be in supporting charity fundraising. This post from Cancer Research UK shortly before BB1 & BB2 … Read More

Beijing Biddies hit Latvia

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Latvian leg of Beijing Biddies Charity Challenge Day 6 of the Beijing Biddies Challenge We are now in Latvia! Stayed in Kaunas in very different accommodation to the previous night! Very interesting breakfast which comprised of some grapefruit that I had brought from Cumbria and some porridge which Kate had brought. This was made with water, some chopped dates and … Read More