Hilton Beijing Capital Airport
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The sheer size of this is astounding. I know I keep coming back to how big stuff is but the only comparison I can think is Washington DC with the Lincoln memorial area. But this is ten times the size. So widespread. My feet are starting to hurt. Been walking like 10 miles a day.
Walking from my hostel I decided to try a back road to find a laundromat and instead I found where all the beautiful people were hiding. The road went behind the Beijing Hotel ...
... we tried out the scorpion. The area is filled with stalls, with bizarre things on skewers. It didn't take long until I too ended up on a skewer, right through my dam foot. Not the most pleasant feeling in the world. Darren jumped into action, picked me up and kept repeating "it's not that bad, it's not that bad" at this point I knew it was pretty bad by the panic in his voice. He just warned me not to look down at it ...
... woman looked like she was gonna punch me when I told her I wasn't gonna pay 1000 yuan for the bag so I just walked off. They always come running back though so you always get a good deal when you play the game.
Dinner was again in a restaurant which had more pictures of Asian celebrity's who had ate there. It's apparently famous for its dumplings. Had every different kind of dumpling I've ever seen! Had a lovely chicken dish today. Was crunchy and a bit like a soy sauce ...
... The rice was basic and the meat was OK. The items in the little tray on the left were quite decieving. The fact that they were inthe same container might make you think they go together.....WRONG. The plastic fish shaped item contained very salty soy sauce and the white cookie looking thing was a bread type item filled with sweet bean paste. ...yucky!
After we arrived in China, to ...
... as Back lake but it is actually the middle of three little lakes we walked around. So we had to walk back again.
Tonight we need to prepare for our early flight to Kunming - its nearly four hours flying time (south) from Beijing and will mark the next phase of our adventure. Not sure what internet access we will have so you may get a rest from our flurry of updates in the last 24 hours!
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