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... chicken sandwich and fries. The chicken sandwich was good, not too spicy, but the fries were pretty meh. Those are definitely something the United States McDonalds make better.
After McDonalds we went into a supermarket, the Wu Market, just to check it out. It was huge, with three levels and aisles upon aisles of stuff ranging from food, to household supplies, to kiddie pools. After wandering around for a bit we made our way back to the hostel where we continued to work ...
... they got out there was much oiling of bodies etc. I was wrapped in my long coat, gloves and hat so couldn't imagine how cold the water would be. There were also many playing cards, chess and mahjong in the park and other areas of the frozen lake had skaters gliding swiftly. We came to a walled garden, once occupied by Soon Ching Ling (Madame Sun Yat-Sen). It was open to the public but it was getting late so we passed on entering.
When we came out from this area my map showed ...
... on Chinese hygiene, I promise. Fact-a LOT of Chinese folks eat a LOT of raw and cooked garlic, including sucking on the bulbs whole when they feel an illness coming on. Fact-there are a high number of folks who do not have the best history when it comes to dental hygiene and it complicates the garlic issue. Fact-a LOT of Chinese folks do not evidently wear deodorant. I do not know why. You can find it in the stores that carry Western ...
... t know it was 2km up the road). I minute later we joined local bus queue to get to entrance when I heard "hey walkie walkie you no walkie" yes he was back in rickshaw and to amusement of locals we tried to convince him I wanted to catch a bus where for 1 yuan I could be pushed and shoved and shouted at to "get off" (actually it was pretty civilised).
Our next stop was Tiananmen Square which is guarded by tight security and a ridicu.... Sorry....appropriate
... being coerced by a pretty German girl into going
to a night club. The liver is evil, it must be punished.
23/08/12: Day Six
Nothing much to report today. I woke up in the afternoon and
spent the day emailing home and contacting my employer in Suzhou.
The night was spent with a few Brazilians, drinking little
and eating lots of meat at a Brazilian BBQ. Quite frankly, I failed at the
challenge and was forced to give up ...