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... so she could take a photo of the friends in front of her. Yes, like a normal photo, but on a stick for extra difficulty. The shouting made everyone sound perpetually angry, and made museums more like a gig after the encore. They rub their bellies to aid digestion and cool themselves, apparently. I mention all this because Annie and I arrived in the Summer Palace in Beijing during a thunderstorm. All the locals had taken refuge and we were free to walk ...
... death a couple years ago in a terrorist attack.
The area outside the train station was entirely unfamiliar to me. First, I had visited on a quiet night before, and now it was noon on a weekend with people everywhere. Second, you apparently have to go through a security cordon to access the Square or the Forbidden City (where Mao's picture is). This we did not expect, and as such, we didn't have time (or the desire anyways) to wait in what appeared be at ...
... jams and care little about pedestrians. There are trains, subways and buses in the bigger Asian cities, but the citizens want to experience the fairly new found freedom that their cars afford.
Another problem is pollution and it is said that there are only an average of five smog-free days a year in Beijing. We were incredibly lucky the two days we were ...
... similar in the UK - but quickly remembered food and hygiene regulations, and "health and safety".
In the evening we visited Olympic Park, home to the Bird's Nest, Water Cube, the National Indoor Centre, tennis centre, and numerous other sites from Beijing 2008. All are now under-used, almost redundant - very pretty white elephants. A real shame. The only one in regular use is the Water Cube, which has been redeveloped from an Olympic swimming and diving ...
... on a high price. When Kenyeta told her she could buy a real Louis Vuitton in the US and the sales lady told her that her wallets were almost real. I had another lady do te same thing for a paper cut but when I tried to walk away the lady grabbed my arm and I ended up practically dragging her out of the store. I ended up buying a shirt, hair pin, hat and paper cuts. Afterwards we dropped people off at the temple of heaven but it wasn't even open. The rest of us went to ...