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This morning we started off the day by traveling to the CCTV building. We aren't allowed inside the building so we walked around to view it from the street. The building is a pretty cool architectural feature of Beijing--I'm a little sad we couldn't go inside. After the CCTV building, we traveled to the Olympic Stadium where we walked around outside again. The bird's nest is so large and awesome to see in person--I hope to have time to travel back ...
... it to organise rioting. I suppose the flip side of the thinking is, Why stir up people's discontent? What does having a vote even give you? (Other than a safeguard against a nutter having total power obviously...). It certainly isnt having someone in charge who wont lie to you, cheat from you and generally mismanage the country you're born into Who needs the vote when the party in charge is doing good things?, if your only choices are 3 lots of idiots who spend more ...
... voltage making my whole back contract and spasm. The hand by my head just so happened to my clenched in a loose fist with the thumb sticking out and with the electrocution it made my arm also fly upwards, presenting the lovely Chinese dude with an impromptu thumbs up which he took as the sign that all was well and voom he was gone. So there I was, face down with no option but to spasm every 5 seconds or so until ...
... but our group was much smaller and we dined on a never-ending sampling of Chinese foods. After dinner we were entertained by singers, dancers, musicians and martial arts performers all in their native garb. It was a rare opportunity to dine and be entertained in the very building where China's political strategies are formulated. it was back to the hotel to prepare for our drive to The Great Wall tomorrow. Talk to you then.
... can get that in the UK!
Whilst I eat, I have taken up the practice of “people
watching” in Beijing. I notice that people seem to rush around (not quite as
animatedly as in London) whilst I prefer to take my time and relax. I think it
might be more visitors to Beijing who seem to rush, whilst I think the locals
prefer to meander. And if we talk about the labourers, you can see that they
follow the philosophy of it taking three men to dig ...
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