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(I apologise for the lack of pictures to go with this article. Unfortunately a smoggy day is not particularly photogenic. I went to hunt online for images that I could use, but surprisingly any time I did a search for 'air pollution china' the search engine mysteriously crashed. Who'd've thought it?)
Just breathe... if only it was so simple. I've often grumbled that even the most simple things in China are difficult. It seems that ...
... crackers are lit. It is still day light so all you hear is the loud bang and then watch all of the debris falling from the sky. The crackers are used to ward off bad spirits. The boxes are quite big about 30cm x 30cm square. There are a series of little pockets and each pocket explodes and it throws another cracker into the sky and then that too explodes. Each pocket makes to very loud noise.
So there about 64 pockets, so ...
Looking back on all this experience I can't
help but notice that the most successful investors, the ones who are truly
financially independent as a result of their real estate activity, are those who
have mastered these fundamental skills.
Every property has a value,
location and character all its own. Mastering the fundamentals means being able
to obtain key pieces of information, and then let that information dictate the ...
... On the upside, the restaurant we chose had an English menu. On the downside, the place was a tourist trap, and we paid a hefty sum for mediocre food. Also, despite the fact that the waitress understood our request for cold water, she brought us only beer and tea.
After lunch, Sam and I finally found the art work we'd been looking for to add some color to the white, concrete walls of our rooms. I found a scroll with a print of ...
... I rented a paddle boat for an hour. It was really nice and relaxing, just being in the sun and on the water. It was a great layover, and I have to admit that Nanjing Central is probably the most beatuiful train station/front plaza that I have ever seen. We hit the city at the foothills of Yellow Muntain on Monday night, but it was late enough that we didn't really do anything except check into our hostel and get something to eat for dinner. We woke up the next morning at 5 am to ...