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... those who speaker English as
their primary language don’t generally know these things because we never
needed to be taught it because we did it naturally. So I’m feeling a bit slow
at the moment but it’s still interesting.
Wang Fu Jing (The Night Markets) is a popular tourist spot in China where they sell strange
“Chinese” food and other tourist trinkets… We caught the train from the school,
which took about ...
... only have 2 or 3 areas, 1 the kitchen 2 eating/ sitting room and if your lucky a tiny area for sleeping as well as anything else that you would like in your home. We were shown through 1 and I think that we were shown through a better one. While they tried to make it look comfortable, our hotel room that we are complaining about is much better.
From there we went on a rickshaw ride, around the area. The riders know to ...
... Bright Gate, Golden-Column Gate, Uncivilized Gate and Favorite Gate.
The gates were decorated with paintings, carvings, masonry patterns, slogans and posters. 2 of the most interesting features of the entryways are the Foo Dogs and what the Chinese call "Doorway Hairpins". Much has been written about the foo dogs, actually lions, but since there were no native lions in China, the models tend to look like dogs. That's another story.
So a cat cafe is like a normal cafe, except it is also the residence of some cats! This particular cat cafe we went to has about 15 cats, including several kittens. The cats seem to be taken care of, and are pretty friendly to people. They don't really mind if you pick them up, and I haven't seen any of them fight. They all have their own name ...
I flew from Tokyo to Shanghai and then onwards to Beijing. At Shanghai Airport the security checks had been more stringent than I think I've ever seen. While I won't claim I disliked being felt up by a cute Chinese customs chick, I was a little puzzled about the going-over given to my Timberland boots (as a side-note, despite all the jet-hopping I've done recently this was the first time I had to take them off). They're a pair of boots, for ***** sake. Run them through ...