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... a suspicious ******* my hands immediately hit the
pocket where my money and camera was. Chances are he was just being nice but I
don’t take chances.
Pleasant as Beijingers are there are scams here. I’ve been
approached multiple times in tourist heavy areas by attractive young women
wanting to “practice their English”
The scenario is they take you to a tea house where you spend
the afternoon, come leaving time you find ...
... people on the
program. Now unfortunately, everyone
leaves besides me and Andrew.
Zircher, Andrew, Whitney, Andrea, and ...
... and it was taaaasty.
Carried on walking, just letting our feet take us where they wanted and stumbled across a lake lined with Bars and nightclubs the whole way round, so we know what we are doing on friday night!
Walking further into the hutongs ended up at the Drum and Bell towers North Dongcheng and after staggering up the incredibly steep steps we got shown a demonstration of the drums, which in the later Ming Dynasty were beaten to mark ...
... times. I'm not there yet, but I got this feeling that it's going to get old soon. At that point, I'll probably begin to miss the less crowded streets of Winter Park and Orlando, and that's when the homesickness will begin to set in. That's in the future, though, so I don't need to worry about that for now. For now, I just need to focus on my lessons, and getting as much out of this experience as I can. Tomorrow, Mitchell and I are planning on either trying ...
... of brick built sheds in it where people live and go about their day to day lives. Fairly civilised really, although you could imagine back in the day it would not have been too pleasant.
So that's Beijing in a nut shell. Donna is out taking more photos (she obviously hasn't got enough!) and late this afternoon we head off to Pingyao ... a small, ancient village/town about 12 hours from here overnight, which we are told is very pretty, I'll let you know!