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... to rain. Rain itself is no big deal and I have some wet weather clothes in my bag. However, it's a $2 poncho and I'm not sure how well it would keep the rain out so I'm pretty sure it's chemical resistant qualities against whatever is present in Beijing rain are zilch.
All in all, and excluding the Great Wall, Beijing was a big disappointment. Thankfully, the parts that redeemed it somewhat are the parts I finished with but I'm happy to be ...
... I love is when the kids out up their hands to volunteer to answer a question they are taught to shout out "Teacher me". Once you get over the fact that manners are different here, in Chinese they don't say please, so when they speak in English they don't understand that its polite to say please or not shout out in class. Anyway once you get past that it's pretty cute how they all try to get your attention. As for my favourite kids, there was this little girl in one of my ...
... desk for help and once again I began to get really hungry and my stomach compelled me to go for help. Apparently I am nothing but a life support system for my stomach, which really explains a lot. I went to the front desk and asked where I could go to eat. Apparently if I had turned right instead of left when I left the hotel for lunch I would have found two standard sit down restaurants of which one is "world famous" according to the girl at the front desk. ...
... Stupidly, we followed the recommendations from Lazy Planet - this is not a typo, in case you're wondering - for our first day. We took the walking tour of Beijing's old town ("Hutong"), which consisted of walking down a load of back alleys in one part of town, with mainly new-build, low-rise homes, pokey, smelly streets, and the occasional "old town" building (which actually meant a reconstructed 18th century courtyard, which might once have housed an obscure Chinese ...
... of the museum at closing time.
I was pretty exhausted, but our day was far from done. I still hadn't had a taste of real Peking duck, so I went with Yao, Anna, Phoenix and Stephen to one of the more famous yet less touristy places. I have to say that the duck, though a little greasy for my taste, was delicious. I would definitely not mind having another dinner like that before I go.
Another day down, another adventure ...