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... making you jump as they ring their bells behind you; the occasional old man shouting hello with a big smile as you wander past - one man even walked past Dave, shouted "nihao" (hello), walked over and stroked him. Now that's friendly.
... I am back in Beijing on the Geckos trip to buy stuff. Next stop was to the glasses shop where some people wanted to buy "cheap" prescription glasses. Leonie and I went for a walk and wandered through a department store while we waited for them. Time for dinner. At a different restaurant. Lo and behold same restaurant owner trying to sell us beer again. We wanted green tea but we told it is too expensive and could not have it. We ...
... out of the way to be able to have a bit of grass and a lake. When it was originally built it was out in the sticks and built as a retreat for emperors and the like. It's extremely beautiful and has some tremendously arched bridges and a boat built exclusively from marble. It did occur to me as I strolled the gardens of the palace that Qing noble men and women would be turning in their grave at the sight of tourists mobbing their palace in ...
We have survived Beijing and enjoyed it!
After the relative peace and quite of Pingyao we headed for the big smoke! 20 miljon people al packed in appartment buildings and subways! Quite different from Mandurah and Zutphen.
The first day we took it easy and Hanneke, Otto and Yingchu (our guide) went to the Kazakh embassy to apply for visa. At 8.00 am in the beijing metro is quite the experience! After waiting a few ...
... blog). Tracy says I have to give you a match report from the game between Beijing Cyclones and Shanghai Warriors. Well here goes. An hour before kick of the Warriors rolled out on to the pitch to warm up looking very professional and all kitted out in the same uniform. Very impressive..... Ten minutes before kick off the Cyclones roll on to the pitch and I mean roll. What a bunch of misfits not one in the same kit. They looked like ...
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