Beijing Yanshan Hotel
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I think something is up with my passport. Today, I made it through immigration no problem, even eliciting a smile from the officer by grinning like an idiot when she looked up at me to compare my face to the picture (I smile like that because my U.S. passport still has a smiling picture of me). I was just through, putting my boarding pass away when another immigration officer approached me and asked for my passport. I think, "It's probably not ...
... is. Suffice it to say that we had to look straight up while standing beneath it to see the top. Buddha's toes were as big as our heads. Dinner tonight was at a very nice Chinese restaurant not far from the hotel. But before dinner, we had the opportunity to learn (again, loose usage) Chinese calligraphy and opera mask painting. The calligraphy was taught to us by a young woman who is getting her Ph.D. in calligraphy (but she's apparently not considered a ...
... Yaxiu market in NE Beijing. The vendors start off at such a ridiculous price ($100 for a "Ralph Lauren" jumper), and then you don't feel bad about working your way down to a decent price. They're all good spirited so debating the proper price for a few minutes is pretty good fun. Got myself a tailored suit, shirts, gifts, a Patek Phillipe watch (that one's an investment obviously), shoes, replacements for my clothes, now ragged after a few months of travelling.
... of my way. No shame. In Beijing, there is no room for niceness. People in Beijing don't really care about being respectful.
Getting to the hutong was very exciting. The sky was clear and blue. Nice weather. Not windy today.
I took my time walking around to see what was in the hutong. For a second, I saw a cafe called Phoenix. I just walked in and ordered a cappuccino. The wifi was actually good there.
On the bookshelf, there ...
last day in beijing and it decides to chuck it down all day! went to tianamen square and the forbidden city this morning which i enjoyed even though the weather was rubbish - thank god i had my brolly!!! couldnt believe how big the forbidden city was. For lunch we went to a local hu ...