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... visit some of the famous restaurants.
We came to Capital M tonight, the same brand as M on the Bund in Shanghai. Our poor taxi driver was getting stressed as he couldn't find the restaurant and we drove around the block by Tiananmen Square a couple of times. It was tucked in at the end of a block of modern hutung designed buildings, starting with a fabulous theatre at one end. There ...
... expect us to know what to order and already had every dish picked out for us. While we ate there was a show of impressive talents. One performer sang Chinese opera (refer to video) and another laid on her back while rolling a large bin with a man inside with her feet. I didn’t manage to take a photo to help with the visual, but it was unbelievable. Speaking of unbelievable, tomorrow we’re going to the Great ...
... set that he told me was $1650 rmb which is about $275 I said no way. He dropped it to $650, still no way. Dropped it to $250, still no way because I didn't really need it. I walked away and he came after me and said $100 which is about $16 . How do you pass that up... I am now the proud owner of a beautiful chess set so I better learn how to play. We also picked up some beats for under $10.
Time to pack this all up for we leave ...
... we continued climbing the mountain, albeit at a slower pace (we were still way far ahead of the rest of the pack, so we didn't feel too threatened). Around us, Chinese families, couples, even kids no older than six looked at us with puzzled interest. Almost all had been taking their time, walking slowly up and down the stairs, resting often, and enjoying their escape from the smog and polluted air of the city. I bet they didn't quiet understand why these ...
... sup> hand China 2002 and Beijing 2008 (counterfeit) guidebooks in our guesthouse to get us by.
So after 4 days in Beijing we were armed with our hopelessly out of date guide book and tickets for the fast intercity train to Zhengzhou and the home place of much of the world’s Kung-Fu – The Shaolin temple (insert awful sound effects and voice-dubbing here).
Before we go here is the first 5 of our favourite observations in China;
1) Little ...