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I love our hostel but not at 7.05am when they decided to Hoover, shampoo and dry the carpet on our landing. That was not the start to the day we wanted. There's always something! Today we headed to North Chaoyang in the north-east part of Beijing but like moths to a flame spent the evening in our area of town- because it's the best. Now Laura had the longest sleep after our early disturbance and didn't rise until the near cusp on lunchtime which gave me time to write ...
... technically has a policy to accommodate foreigners, he too disliked them and our impasse with the guards was not able to be resolved. Even though the Chinese stopped sending out naval expeditions in 1433, nothing of this could have prepared me for the possibility that we would be rejected. Therefore, the expedition is a disaster, and my people and I must return home in financial ruin. Despite this, I would be lying if I stated ...
... on the first of two subway trains. It was easier than expected as the signage is in English in addition to Chinese (mandarin?). The difficulty arose when I needed to exit the Dongsi subway and work out which direction to go. Thankfully a very helpful local Chinese woman helped me cart my overweight suitcase up multiple flights of stairs prior to flagging down a cab and having protracted discussions about the whereabouts of my hotel. Taxi ...
... being in the capital of China there really were hardly any western faces.
Peter then navigated us onto the subway - clean, efficient and cheap.Despite the thousands of people using it there was no hustle and bustle as compared with the London Underground! We headed to "The Silk Market" where you could apparently buy a fake anything!!! It was floor upon floor of back to back little shops. Each floor selling pretty much the same thing. From ...
... more are altogether more strange...
First are the t-shirts with very grand sounding phrases like "Only you can succeed using the power of one" or "You have awesome strength to fulfil your destiny". Others are just 'Ingrish' - a load of english words that mean nothing in english, but are probably just a poor translation of a chinese phrase (see photo)
The next thing is the blatant fakes. I was gutted for the poor young kid who was walking around with an ...