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... we weren't sure what to do, but now we just smile and pose –
mostly with children. Sometimes the people are a bit more
surreptitious and we will see them snapping our pictures without
approaching us. I guess getting your picture with someone other than a Chinese person is like a souvenir for the Chinese. Caitlin is particularly interesting to them with her
Snow White skin.
We've had lots of
laughs over the signage ...
... the views are amazing. It was a bit of a sweaty climb but well worth it for the 360 degree views including all the roofs of the forbidden palace, the lakes and summer palace and the CCTV building. You really get a sense of how vast the Forbidden Palace is and Beijing seems to just go on forever. There were some lovely old ladies there dressed up in traditional garb singing and dancing up a storm. It reminded me of those purple hat ladies and apparently they get down to the park ...
So tonight I met this girl. I've actually met her before, but she disappeared for a long time. She was everything I remember her being. She was funny, witty, coy, and she smiled constantly. When she smiled everyone around her smiled. They had to. It was infectous. It was the version of me that I was hoping to meet again. We laughed thinking about the Jerry Seinfeld episode ...
... City Across from this is Tian'namen Square - the 3rd largest city square in the world - see my pics with the massive fruit bowl that's part of it. We were going to venture to it but the walk to the other side seemed so far plus our hunger pains we're taking over http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiannamen_ square Pretty impressive cities to be fair and we did see them - kind of Lunch was more Chinese food, ...
... they must have 15 channels on Chinese TV) and the ABC. So the Chinese were out to impress at this launch. If I hadn't got that impression after the 30min-long introduction with the individual acknowledgment of every honoured guest in both Mandarin and Chinese (yawn), then the fireworks gave them away. Whoever was in charge of organising the fireworks played it safe and went with excessive. For 15mins it was like being in a war zone. Miraculously, ...
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