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There are many upmarket shops in Sanlitum area where you'd expect to pay big bucks for Rolls Royce, Hublot, Versace and the likes. There are also factory outlet places where brands are not only cheap but you are expected to haggle. I had a lot of fun learning the details of the negotiation. The opening was done by expressing interest in a particular item such as a T-shirt. I then had to try on a couple of sizes and colours. Once it was established that it ...
... bikes and head off (north) towards Nanluogo Xiang (a hutong area where lots of tourist shops and restaurants have been popping up in recent years).
So far so good, the bike bell was working the streets were relatively sensible and we had not run off track into a rice field (oh wait that was Vietnam…)
Next stop was Confucius temple and imperial college (this is China’s second oldest Confucius temple). We looked about for somewhere to ...
... more chivalrous each day. I'm going to miss him when I leave - even if our relationships was built on hand signals and laughter. He apologised today for not speaking english (on google translate).. I was so upset! I told him I don't know Chinese so don't feel bad for not knowing English! I definitely feel for foreigners who come to Australia a lot more - we must be so pushy with knowing English.
... confronted Thomas about this being scam that he had read about but only just realised. Thomas seemed offended, however immediately offered to pay for the majority of the bill and said that we would only have to pay £30 each. We agreed and walked away with our trust in the Chinese public shattered. We had learnt our first lesson, I kept telling myself...this was a valuable learning curve, but I'm sure it won't be our last.
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... gate who always smile at me and wave
- the warm smiles from people staring at me
- the delicious nai lao (a generations-old Chinese treat made with a few
simple ingredients. Translated as "imperial custard," this cold dessert
soup is prized in and around Beijing, but is fairly obscure to
- hot pot
- the guitar club teachers and their friends
- the smiling faces of all my ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center