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 hit Moscow…. after a hiccup or two!

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A tricky border control delay……. but no match for the Beijing Biddies The Beijing BIddies hit Moscow Day 7 continued. Arrived at the border at 4.45am!! First 2 booths at the border were fairly straight forward. 3rd booth – there was a very officious Russian woman who periodically brushed her hair, had a coffee, disappeared out of the booth, made … 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

Hi ho, hi ho, to Lithuania we go! Beijing Biddies update

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Day 5 of the 30 day Charity Challenge for Beijing Biddies In the early morning Found Kate in reception of Westin looking very anxious as she was wondering how to obtain 3 Zloty for the parking machine! I gave the doorman 2 dollars – amazing what 2 dollars will do!!! Issue solved. Ah, but Kate is the hands on problem … Read More

Beijing Biddies hit Poland

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Beijing Biddies Competition Winners from RCI Banque

The Charity Challenge to Beijing Continues…. Saturday evening was spent with a delightful Polish family near Warsaw in Poland, and I (BB1 aka Edwina!) was able to help in the kitchen! Delicious Local Polish food and hospitality. Day 4 Short drive in to Warsaw dodging crazy driving. Met with the 2 competition winners from RCI Banque who very kindly gave … Read More