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... feeding her noodles. Rather funny to watch a girl eat long noodles well sleeping.
Everyone is still asleep...coming on 10 hours so it looks like the waking up at 1AM (noon your time) to play has been averted...for now.
Today's adventure, changing money and possibly a park for the kids.
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... government has spent much time and effort in rebuilding this old area. Most of it has been done since the Cultural Revolution, particularly in the '90s and early 2000s. Obviously the tourist dollar has been a great incentive. Small streets lined with two storey houses, shops and restaurants abound and we thoroughly enjoyed window shopping and seeing the old culture. We walked down Yandai Byway which was also known as the tobacco sellers street but now it is full of shops of all ...
... for an outdoor store who sold vacuum bags but could not find the right one... Then made a strawl through Beihai Park which was nice but could be nicer without the ever present smog... I made a move towards the hotel I booked close to Beijing airport which took me through a industrial area and could see the planes ascending very close to me... Some ladies were playing badminton outside and tried to me into their massage parlour but was ...
... and sugar – yum yum YUM!!! The others then headed back whilst I went on a bit of a wonder around the main shopping centres and treated myself to a £6 top from Zara! I annoyingly did not find anything too exciting whilst wondering, nor did I get anything for free or even have my photo saying. Pretty non-descript evening followed by an evening of amazing-ness! We went to the Circus! OMG – it was amazing. Whilst I can’t remember much of Circ Du Soleil, I ...
... me!) just found somewhere to sit in the shade.
Back on the bus again, there was an optional trip to a traditional Beijing "Hutong", or courtyard, consisting of makeshift sort of buildings that acted as people's homes, probably similar to the kampongs in Singapore and Malaysia in the 1960's. Robert came round to get the names of the people who wanted to go, but Trevor and I weren't really all that bothered, and we ...