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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ultimate rest: a rant.

How do you fancy a trip to China?

I'd love to go. My responsibilities here mean it's unlikely to happen, but I do like to look at the brochures.

Travelsphere, for instance, have a 15-day escorted holiday to China from £2149. It looks great: Beijing, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Divine Road. On Day 5 you go to Xian, where you...

...hang on, look at this!


Fly to Xian, once the capital of China. You will be transferred to Han Tombs before moving on to your hotel for some time at leisure.

A Han Tomb in the Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum.

Good grief. I've heard of someone going to their long rest, but that's a heck of a long way to go to get it.

Word To Use Today: tomb. This word comes from the Old French tombe and before that from the Latin tumba, burial mound, and is related to the Latin tumēre, to swell and the Middle Irish tomm, hill.


  1. That is a bit ambiguous, isn't it? A very long way away. You could of course take A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA. Another old song from my youth....

    1. Does the song say how long a slow boat to China takes? Because I'm afraid that whenever I'm on a big boat I spend all my time wandering around trying to find a way out.