Zhong An Inn Beijing Andingmen
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China, unsurprisingly, is totally different again. Rick woke early in the morning on the train as we crossed northern China to Beijing. He saw loads of solar thermal panels on houses, places where every inch seemed to be cultivated, often with sweet corn or maize. Sometimes even the tiny strip of land by the railway was growing sweetcorn. He saw people working the fields, even at 5am, wearing the hats we associate with a typical Chinese farmer. There were lots ...
... some others had dumplings. I didn't attempt to use a phrase to order, just asked for yi ge (pointed to the dish) Yi (one) ge (of/measuring word). But then I realised that I'd pointed to the wrong one, and corrected myself, but the person didn't understand what I'd done, and was trying to charge me for two dishes. I got myself understood in the end. The dish plus a Coke was 21 Yuan, less than $5 AUD. We're going to meet up for breakfast tomorrow and start our cultural ...
... out they were at the bottom of the hill close to where we were dropped off. Luckily there was still food left for us, but everyone else had already finished eating and were waiting for us on the bus. We wolfed down our lunch in a record 5 minutes, even though the nice waitress kept telling us to not care about the people on the bus and take our time.
It turns out that we were not the last ones on the bus. There was a couple of other people that were even later and didn't ...
... nicer than I expected.
Have I met any Tans? Not yet that I know of.
Do they only eat Chinese food? No. They have all kinds of restaurants. It is hard to tell because the restaurant names are all in Chinese characters.
What did I eat for lunch? Dumplings. I really liked the cabbage and pork steamed and fried dumplings. There were other kinds too but I liked these the best.
What is ...
... it difficult to see. Today was baptism day, and I was intrigued with how they would baptise here. There were 21 Chinese people due to be baptised in the English service, where I was, and another 49 in the afternoon service. I was stunned with the number of people, as the most I have seen baptised in the one session before was about 6. The way they baptised each person was to have them kneel on the ground, and the pastor dabbed their foreheads with ...