Orange Hotel Beijing Wukesong
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... of games and showing off their skills. Two of the stand-out activities were foot shuttlecock, with the players seeming to have eyes in the back of their head with their ability to keep the shuttle cock in the air, and what I can only call 'neck quoits', with one player throwing 5 hoops like frisbees, while the other skilfully caught them on his neck. Further along people were dancing, some in ...
... at three different locations around the “White House”. We told him that should entitle us to at least a quick visit inside, which he thought was very funny (today was the day that a couple of senior Chinese corporate chiefs (China Resource) had been arrested for misbehavior, so probably not the best environment in which to be mischievous!).
Following our “political” tour, we spent an hour riding through the old “hutongs” ...
... to do some things. I heard the normal clicking of the electrical box and it dawned on me. I went and opened it and looked in it--a bunch of breaker switches. Ah, ha. I mentally took note of the position of them all. I then went back to my sleeping room and opened that one. One was off. I flipped it on and VOILA! the lights magically turned on.
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If you come to China (and especially if you come to a big city), one phrase you will learn is kongqi wuran 空气污染. Kongqi is air, wuran is pollution. I’ve received several emails from people back at home asking about my health, and I am here to report I am up and running (literally, I have a gym membership now). The pollution hit during our first weekend here. Originally we all thought the weather ...
... were buried on it which is why the Wall became known as the longest cemetery in the world. Really interesting. Renovations on parts of the Wall were started around 700 years ago by the same emperor who built the Forbidden City. The section we were visiting is in fact one of the most well preserved and renovated sections. Excitingly there were ski lifts taking people to the Wall which is at the top of a steep hill. You can walk the hill but it ...