From home, we took the train (1 hour) into St Pancras International and then the tube to Heathrow T5 (65 minutes and 25 stops!).
It was all a bit of a challenge with four suitcases, two carry-on bags, two handbags, a back-pack and a laptop case – but at least they saw us coming! 😎
After all that weight-lifting, it was a relaxing hour in BA Lounge, before jumping on board ‘BA039’ (a Boeing 777, no less) for the 4.25pm overnight-5000 mile-hop to Beijing.
If all goes to plan, 10 hours later, we’ll touch-down on Tuesday around 9.30am local time (they’re seven hours ahead of Kettering) before going walkies for a bit – as it’ll be too early to check-in.
We’ve got a busy 19 days, taking in the sights and sounds of a country that’s so very different from home – and we can’t wait!
See you (virtually) on the other side!
Or maybe not… as we know that using social media in China is going to be a challenge! 😮
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