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... so is not competing here. David Grace, President of AA welcomed every one and then Fabrice La Pierre arrived and spoke to the crowd. All in all a good afternoon with plenty of beers at the right price.
We returned to the track for the night session. This was an excellent evening of athletics. The Women's Pole Vault was an amazing contest with 12 women still in contention at 4-70, unprecedented! Unfortunately. Alanna missed the 4-70 ...
... City. CiXi arranged for her loyal eunuchs to kill Zhen and throw her down a well) I must say the well was awfully small!
Enormously tired we determined to finish off a few more sights. By now it was all getting a bit of a red/dragony blur!
We saw: The elephants at the end of the Imperial Garden with broken legs (sculptor with bad understanding of animal anatomy), symbolising even elephants kowtowing to the emperor. ...
... took 45minutes and lightened our wallets considerably, so as the Beijinger's do, we head to the lakes to find some zen. Nanluoguxiang station was the stop and unlike on Monday it was considerably quieter which made walking up one of Beijing's most famous hutong far more enjoyable. Needing refreshment we picked up a 'It's Time To' fruit drink with tapioca balls and continued up Nanlugogu Xiang. Coolest thing was in 'Yoo Candy' were behind a pane of glass you can watch ...
... orders a whiskey bottle for several thousand dollars, and the (drunk) men are forced into paying it or else they fear what will happen to them. In retrospect, the $30 I was scammed into paying is a reasonable price for a good story that will tempt you to read more of my blog!
After seeing a fraction of the Forbidden City - 70% is still Forbidden to the public - I went to Jingshan Park nearby to a tea tasting, and tried several traditional but ...
... ate and back to bed.
After our nap we headed to the silk market to pick up a few last minute things. We really got our bartering down pat today and got some great bargains. They were either desperate to make a sale or we are getting really good at this. Steve even got two new wallets, one was £2.50 and the other £4 so can’t really go wrong hey??
After happy hour we headed to the walking street and the food street. In the ...