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... you. By this time I was getting extremely annoyed. As Beijing on the notice board was in Russian and guessing what train it was, it was very satisfying when a nice young lad called Connor overheard us and started to chat. He is studying Russian in St Petersburg and on the same train.
Pheeeeww. Relief. It was now reassuring that we had our own interpreter if things went wrong.
We also bumped into ...
... opened into a huge mall area. They have fast food and high end retailers and yes, the rich and beautiful people. It's really nice to find this area so close to my hostel since before it took forever to walk to any food.
My roommate Peter just left to finish the rest of his trip for a few weeks and now I have the whole room alone. Some ABC (American born Chinese) was here but haven't seen her in a while. I washed my clothes in the sink and not really the same affect. Also ...
... mall area with lots of roast duck restaurants, the area also sports a night market and a street food area which is what we found most interesting. The street food stalls all an assortment of grilled bugs and insects on offer, including LIVE scorpions! We figured it was time we got in on the action so we ordered some snake. Surprise surprise it tastes like chicken! We also encountered ...
Apologies for the Carol themed title of this post. Those who know me should know I'm more likely to scream "Bah Humbug" than sing a carol, but I needed a title for the post, and today I'm in somewhat high spirits, so **** it. hehe
Today was the first of the real snowfalls in Beijing this Winter. There has been one already, but that was a bit of a freak early one.
In light of this, I thought I'd update my status here and use it as an ...
... in with the meat) and some other pork dumplings, along with a noodle dish and rice. Yum.
Saturday brought a cold, steady rain. The 10 of us were in pjs until we realized it was time for the Biggs kids to go to their soccer tournament at school. We joined them for a very brief time, but it was very cold, we were inappropriately dressed for the weather, and none of us were playing soccer! We kind of just hunkered down in the house for the day, until ...