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wealth of the each resident evident by the markings on the front door. The greater the number of protruding rods above the door the wealthier the family. Family's have lived in these homes for several generations, with some obviously falling on good times, with a large Audi driving through the hutong, while many folk ride around on motor scooters or ...
It's fair enough to argue the point that China, and Beijing in particular, is a land of contradictions. We hear about the country's politics, it's focus on a political system that is not quite true to its Maoist origins, we hear and read about the pollution that can often result in illness and a general feeling of malaise, but what we don't hear about is the cultural richness and diversity of this city, and other urban areas within China. Of ...
... fireworks, kind of like our 4th of July. Needless to say I’ve been hearing distant booms and crackles all throughout the day and night. It’s obnoxious, but it’s one of those comforting sounds--comforting in knowing that it’s the time of year to be spent with family, people take a break from the stress of school and work, and the atmosphere is lively all around.
... new though and it was fun. Reckon they'll have a great night there on Friday. There is a great viewing area & a bar too.
Headed back towards home afterwards & had some food in Paddy's, before retiring home to watch Madagascar 2 before crashing out.
Picked up some trousers from our local tailors tonight, had trouble finding some black trousers for work, and some that are thick enough for the winter - gave her my suit trousers to copy & she's done ...
... no problem.
Buying lunch on our own has usually turned into an adventure. Today was no exception. We went to an Indian restaurant (where they spoke Chinese) and ordered Tali. That should have been a quick order. We received, instead, two small salads, one German beer, and one sweet lassi. Forty minutes later, our food had not yet appeared. So, Shekar stopped a server and asked ...