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... for Fletcher we explored further. There was a great food street we now discovered where street food as well as restaurants were abundant.(But still no coffee shops!!) This was crowded and led to another gate, this one decorated with fish. The skewered squid and dumplings looked inviting but the English translations offering stewed pig's liver and baked chicken feet didn't really start my saliva flowing!!
It was now 2-30pm and getting ...
... than any other city in the U.S. The population of Beijing is estimated at about 13 million, and Chicago's population is almost 7 million.
A friend took us to get lunch at a tiny restaurant on Ladies Street. It's not called Ladies Street because of a presence of prostitutes (like I thought) but because there are many shops on the street that sell women's clothes, manicures/pedicures, and stationary (girly items). I ...
... pictures are different. To this day, Pekingese families are living at hutong alleys. Low ranked class or poorer, some hutong alleys are either shambled and dirty. No paintings - just full dull grey in colours. It is shame, they didn't look after the historical property especially it has been passed down for generations. Went back to the hotel, I began to feel bit hungry, went to Wangfulian street. It's a shopping street - but there's a lane ...
... I mentioned them before - Romanian & a Columbian getting married in Greece at the end of the month, she's a fashion designer so can't wait to see their wedding pics & her dress!! A lovely lunch & a few drinks.
Sunday night - Paddys for the Grand Prix, watched my boy Jenson Button qualify for pole position on Saturday, ,so was very excited. He won the race on Sunday, and it was an exciting race with a nasty crash though which wasn't good...... ...
... of 700 years with a population of 23,000,000. 1 million more people than Beijing. However the area of the city is much smaller than Beijing. Empire of the Sun is a movie that is about the British occupation of China. During the 1930's, Shanghai was know as the financial center of the east and the Paris of the east. There are more high rises in Shanghai than in any other city in China. The 3 tallest buildings ...
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