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... lead the walks. On the first tour, Sheila was assisting Pat Lemmon and I. Then Pat's wife, Denise, joined him and Sheila for the second tour directly following the first.
During the first China Adventure Sheila was very tentative about this strange new idea of using walking to see China. She tried to explain to me that walking made leading our WAI trips very strenuous and that it was quite difficult for her to recruit local guides (one of her duties) ...
... the subway 2 stops to Peking University. We walked around the lake for a couple of hours seeing the pagoda; the stone ship; stone bridges; qulin (mythical creatures) and steps with mural from the original Summer Palace. It was a beautiful campus and we had a lovely walk in the sunshine.
We went back to the ...
... people there, with conventional jobs who are going to/from work, out for the evening etc. WE ARE THE SCRUFFIEST PEOPLE ON THE METRO, no wonder we have been offered seats, they feel sorry for us! So perhaps it's not that we are seen as elderly after all. A ticket for the metro only costs 20p so there is no real cost barrier to travelling on it, it is just the less well off live and work in the same place. Last night we went to a local "transport cafe" type place called Mr ...
... there (the mean dorm lady). I called Ada and asked her to ask the lady to unlock one of the rooms so I could sleep there. When I got back on the phone with Ada, she said the lady couldn't do that and I should try calling Gloria or someone.
So I called Gloria. She talked to the lady and when I got back on the phone with Gloria, she said the same thing: that she can't do that. All this time, I had been standing in the office (she never offered me a seat), getting more and more ...
... in there LOL
Dinner with my girlfriend Aileen in a swish restaurant... authentic peking duck... very tasty with a warm walnut soy drink. The food here is so cheap, even the expensive stuff!
After dinner a stroll around one of the local shopping centre 'Solana'... a very bright place which must cost a fortune to run.... (see the pics)