Aloft Beijing Haidian
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... sorry for all those mistreated sad animals.
At night we gathered the last fragments of our energy and went out for dinner. Firstly, we were keen on trying the famous Peking Roast Duck and secondly, we wanted to celebrate the last night together with my parents. The duck (only breast) was delicious and we even picked tasty side dishes (fried rice with beef, vegetable salad and fried bamboo shoots). After dinner everybody realized that there was nothing left, our trip ...
... speakers and learning from my mistakes. Bargaining is also amazing and something we can almost never do in America- it's so fun to have a say in how much something is. It should be like this everywhere! The smog is not near as bad as anyone expected and no one really even notices. Everything here is either ancient or very modern. I'm sure Shenyang and Shanghai meets this cities high standards.
Beijing has been so much fun! Yesterday we walked up the Great ...
... spit and hawk everywhere, mainly the old guys hawk, and I mean everywhere, it is one of the most disgusting habits I have come across. Also the toilets, where do I start, they are a hole in the ground, some have western toilets but very few and generally they totally stink, oh yeah what's toilet paper and soap - they have never heard of these things!
Writing this diary retrospectively I realise that going to a major tourist attraction on a Saturday ...
... hadn't. Almost instantly I found a note from a friend to say that an old and much-loved workmate of mine from back in the UK had lost a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. The glares and scams and moronic censorship of China suddenly faded significantly in importance. It was a thoroughly **** ending to a **** week.
RIP, Duncan. It would have been great to have sat down with you when I get back and told you a funny story about the time I got scammed in China, but it's not to be. I'll see ya, buddy.
... there won't be any other tourists by then and he was totaly right, we didn't see another soul for the first 15 minutes and even then it was just the odd couple of tourists. We took the cable car up to the top which was fantastic, the car itself wasn't the safest mode of transport iv ever been in but the experience was breathtaking, floating high up over the trees with views of the wall and mountains all around. We got dropped off at the top and walked for just over an hour towards ...