Plaza Hotel Beijing
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... As we made our way through the park we stumbled across a group from what we can only guess as being from an old folks home who were playing live music, singing and dancing. We watched as they sang and danced to a variety of Chinese folk songs but the highlight was when an old man clocked Claire and asked her to dance. Although Claire was politely trying to refuse the old man, he was rather was persuasive and grabbed her hand leading her into the centre of the crowd...so, much ...
... and seeing Chinese people there and thinking "this must be a good restaurant, Chinese are eating here", so goes the same for Western restaurants here. They sat me at a fairly big table against the window. I was their free advertising. Ans here's the best part. Just like Westerners will stare at a Chinese restaurant menu humming and hawing about what to order, so goes the ...
Craig felt the need to continue his research into MacDonalds all over the world so we headed to Maccas and he had a cheeseburger and fries and I had some fries. We came back to the hotel and had a little rest until we went to meet Allan and Sharon at 6pm. We'd planned to get together for dinner to celebrate Allan's birthday which was the following day.
Since we all had sore calves after our wall climbing escapade ...
... loved it. Everyone began to stare again because they were speaking Mandarin and i was speaking English yet we were conversing and i was teaching them something new. Next thing i knew iwas surrounded by people on the train wonderi ng and watchi ng and chatting with me. My new friend acted as my translator and they all tried to teach me some of the language. It was great. Crocheting opened up the language barrier for me and my long train ride back home wasnt ...
... and came in a brown broth that was very tasty. It had some bits of chicken (?), and greens on top. The stir-fry was of egg, with fresh tomato and scallions. The mixture was thickened with a bit of corn or potato starch, and was very rich-tasting, despite not having any meat in it. An excellent lunch, all-round, and we happily paid the $5 it cost (beers included). Woot! We grabbed a couple of pork bao on the way out to munch on our walk.
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