Non-Stop Beijing Biddies battling Arctic Conditions

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Beijing Biddies now driving in arctic circle territory! (1)

The Beijing Biddies are now within the Arctic Circle on their #BBArctic challenge, and are making great progress. They are facing many challenges along the way, and while they are ploughing through snowy conditions to raise considerable sum for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, their friends and colleagues back home are donning hats in the #YouCanKeepYourHatOn challenge! All … Read More

So near and yet so far! Beijing Biddies approaching Beijing

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Now in Jining ready to drive our final day!!! 3rd June cont. Leaving the car for the remainder of the day and overnight was another surprise! Jimmy our guide had found a small hotel for us to stay overnight. Needless to say the Beijing Biddies were frustrated at not being able to continue the last leg of journey to Beijing. … Read More

Beijing Biddies reach Chinese Border on last leg of challenge

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The challenge of Chinese Border A bright and early start to make our way to the border and to make room in the car for the guide. First part at the Mongolian border was fairly straight forward until the Biddies got to the Customs clearance. At this point there was a similar confusion similar to our entry in to Mongolia. … Read More

Beijing Biddies are approaching Chinese Border…

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Last push through Mongolia BBs got up early in the morning in their Yurt debating where best to go for the morning ablutions! BB2 was brave enough to go to the deli dated loo block which was full of flies and everything else!! BB1 thought otherwise and disappeared behind the car. Next was breakfast for the Beijing Biddies – a … Read More

Beijing Biddies and the Chinnghis Khan Monument

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Day 31 Camera crew thought the Biddies were joking when they were told that it wase I necessary to leave at 7am Being benevolent Biddies this was changed to a start no later than 8am because of the morning traffic and the distance to be driven. On route made a short detour to visit the Chinnghis Khaan monument which is … Read More

The Beijing Biddies Throw Inhibitions to the Wind

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And it’s party time for the Beijing Biddies Day 30 Friday was going to be a day for the Beijing Biddies to chill out after 29 days of driving. A leisurely breakfast was followed by a reorganisation of luggage for China. BB1 managed to get BB2 for a sauna and massage to reenergise Any inhibitions had to be thrown to … Read More

National Cancer Centre of Mongolia & Blessings from a Buddhist Monk for Beijing Biddies

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Day 28 An early start was decided upon for the Beijing Biddies as we wished to get to Ulaan.Bataar. Needless to say breakfast was skipped in light of the state of the,hotel!! Quick snack again from the vehicle pantry Stopped on route to ride a camel and have a lunch break for a change. Arrival in to Ulaan.Bataar coincided with … Read More

Beijing Biddies and Close Encounters of the Camel Kind

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The car was nearly exchanged for a camel…. Day 28 Early start due to the long distance to be travelled. Met with Oliver and Anise the French journalists again before they departed for the Gobi desert. Interesting journey that covered many different kinds of road conditions. Challenge is when do find some Tarmac road, you are unable to see the … Read More

Beijing Biddies adventure continues

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Day 26 Woke up in car to another very windy morning ( not the BBs but the weather). Breakfast in car, and ablutions again behind vehicle.as a herd of sheep and goats were seen advancing towards the vehicle. A very long and challenging journey through the most amazing landscape A stop in Buutsagaan for a late Mongolian Breakfast of we … Read More

Beijing Biddies and another trip to the Garage

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Rocking and a Rolling their way through Mongolia Note from the team back home: As you’ll see from this post, the challenges that the Beijing Biddies face are substantial. They are doing this to raise £150K for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, to help make inroads to beat cancer. They have very personal reasons for choosing these charities, … Read More