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Travel Blogs from Beijing
As we are dressing for breakfast the phone rings, it's Rose. Gordon is not well it could be flu. Rose doesn't know if he would be well enough to travel. 3 of us had breakfast. When we arrived at reception to check Gordon is there but not looking at all well. 2 very nice taxis (twice the price of the standard ones) took us to Xian North station for the high speed train to Beijing. Gordon needed coffee, but there's only McDonalds. He needed it badly, after 2 swallows he gave ...
... graceful. Mary said they were retired people. She indicated that retirement age was 55. These little areas of paved/concrete surfaces were scattered around the park among the coolness of the trees, accessed by paths leading off of the main walk ways. People did not walk among the trees which had low fencing around them, but walked on the paths.
At the end of the area with the dancers, were men of various ages practicing a form of martial arts, I'm not sure what ...
... they should have, it was definitely not my best performance.
Needless to say, it happened, and people seemed content enough with the performance. Yao even filmed my singing and I am definitely going to procrastinate as long as possible before listening to it.
Anyway, after I sang and people filed out of the room (I think someone commented that I look German? Whatever.), Yao asked if I could take a look at the qing up close. Ru Sha said this was fine and I ...
... can't do the dancing, it was a cool place, a live band, and fun to watch others dance.
Saturday was like a traditional Saturday in the UK! It was the last football game of the season, and kicked off at 3pm, instead of the usual evening game. And it was raining, hard. It was a group of boys this time, so I decided to leave them to it, and do the girlie thing & go shopping. They enjoyed pre & post match beers & pizza, managed to shelter at the top ...
... Don't stick around if they get
belligerent, there are a few hundred salesmen in that market and
there are a few dozen who will sell you the same thing after a few
minutes of polite price suggestions. The ones who grab onto your arm
or go into tragic personal stories are the ones you need to run away
from quickly, that transaction will not end peacefully. Incidents such as this one are not typical, I just...really suck at life.