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... shops selling cloissone and souvenirs. Most of the cloisonné bangles are too garish now but some of the vases etc are lovely. However, we already have enough. We branched off into one of the side streets. This was Taiwan street and what caught our eye was a tall tree which had a bizarre shape next to two railway carriages. At the end of the street was a building where officials from Taiwan used to meet. An attractive gate guarded the entrance.
... while in Chicago with their owners, and most of them are poodles. They regulate the size of dog that you can have in Beijing. The dogs are always extremely well groomed and well-trained.
On my way to dinner (where I ordered for myself!), I saw a little boy who dropped his basketball. I picked it up for him, and he responded "xie xie", which is Chinese for thank you, and started to to run off. Then we stopped, ...
... it. Walked through the Hutong Alleys. Hutong Alley is town with old narrow lanes where many families lives in a "alley". Hutong Alleys was built when Kublai Khan of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368) made Beijing capital city. the construction of lanes continued during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Some hutong alleys has been demolished to make room for new developments. Local Pekingese families fought to keep hutong alleys and won. Because ...
... coming back from the hotel the first guy said no, the next took us, we got in - he's smoking, there are never any seatbelts in the back, a few mins into the journey he's on his mobile phone, and guess what - it all seems completely NORMAL!!! 3 months ago we were shockable, not so much now!!
Saturday night we headed out to meet our friend Al and his work colleague Chrisie, he's from India and this was his last night in Beijing before he left, so we had a ...
... large seats on each side of the train which could be turned around to face your friends. The kids loved this! The reclining seats were very comfortable with ample leg room for even our tallest friends. I would say it was comparable to first class on an airplane (which I have personally never experienced)! We had subway for lunch with a very interesting choice of chips ranging from Italian red meat flavor to ...
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