Sunday, 13 April 2008

DanniiWalk - Day One!

The busty beauty herself is keeping us abreast of happenings with blogs on myspace and with the Herald Sun!

Here is what the pop stunner had to say on her
myspace.

Dannii with Livvii

"DANNII MINOGUE : THE GREAT WALK TO BEIJING - DAY ONE
Well...This Is It. (!) I am embarking on a life-changing journey that involves Cancer - but this is the first one I have chosen! I have had family and many friends who have survived this disease, and two dear friends that I have lost. Cancer seems to be more and more a part of everyone's life. Why? - I want to scream as loud as I can.

Everyone taking part in The Great Walk to Beijing is on a personal mission - survivors, medics and others like me who have seen in close quarters, this devastating illness.

Dannii with Adam Sutton & Olivia Newton-John

Two flights from Melbourne I end up at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Beijing. After checking in and meeting a few of the team, we hear a famous Jamaican called AJ singing in the lobby... but opera! It wasn't exactly what I was expecting to hear on my first visit to China... but it was "a yes from me" - this guy moves us with his vocal ability. I ask him if he will join us on the walk, come meet Olivia and sing for her too. Apparently the wheels are in motion for AJ to meet us on the wall - so before I have even made my first sponsored steps, I have recruited a random.

A welcome nights sleep in a bed that is like a cloud, then we are up early to depart Beijing - a city of 16 million people with smog thick enough it cuts the view of the sun.

Our first flight lands in Xian. We touch down briefly enough to reboard a flight to Jiayuguan. We are now in Western China in a desert city that seems positively deserted. After two days of non-stop travel, I am over air transport and can't wait to get my walking boots on and 'Get physical'!

Love and Dim Sum from Disco Dannii in China x


TIP OF THE DAY: carry toilet paper - you will never find that in the public toilets.

FACT OF THE DAY: 8 is a lucky number and 'Eggplant' is what they say in Chinese when they take happy snaps - like we say "cheese".

WEIGH IN: 48.5kilos."

Beyond fabulous! Make sure you sponsor Dannii and check with us at DDB for the latest updates on Dannii's travels.

3 comments:

Mike said...

Great first post, Jay! I love the pics of Dannii and Livvy! I hope Olivia gave Dannii lots of tips for her rendition of "Xanadu" on ITT!

Cyber said...

Why is Dannii holding onto her hat on every photo in this post? Could Dannii be trying to say something to us? Perhaps she's tipping her hat as a seal of approval to DDB...

Dannii's Delights! said...

Dannii looks fierce as hell in her lil' triangel hat <3