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... they changed their minds and said we could leave the stuff. By the time we were at the base of The Wall, Howard had received another call to say come back and get the stuff because the vehicle was being impounded and the driver detained. OUCH. Howard had to cut our umbilical cord and let us loose on The Wall. Mac and I took off to conquer the world- and we left Howard to conquer the officialdom. We have so many stories from the day....but I am going to let the photos do ...
... even with their large housing area,
did not look particularly well kept. Still, on the whole the zoo was
good (though Paignton still our favourite!) and we managed to find
what we called 'Garden of Peace'; a little area where no-one else but
a few meditators seemed to wonder. The aquarium at the south gate of
the zoo looked great with a grand entrance and water feature.
However, by the time we got there we would have only had and hour and
half to look round and ...
... Edgar from Spain. He was explaining that he was Catalan, which is an ethnic group in northern Spain. Edgar explained the history of his people. Also, a Colombian named Laura was listening too. Then Laura and Edgar explained how Spanish sounded differently in various countries. Colombian Spanish sounded smooth while Spain Spanish sounded concise to my ears. Listening to them made me want to check out Colombia and Spain.
... upmarket designer shops. You could easily spend a day wandering endlessly around the malls and street shops, picking up nik-naks or splurging on the pricier items. Qianmen XI Street was also another shopping area that we frequented, though it is smaller and would require less of your time than Wanfujing. I loved the Panda shop which had all kinds of bags, hats and accesories dedicated to China's most popular animal. Many side streets branch off from this main ...
... But the vibe was quite different.
We are staying in an area called the "Back Lakes" which is a maze of Hutongs (small alleyways) near the main number 2 subway line. I think it's where quite a few tourists stay.
Anyway, the way from the airport to this area was fairly simple. We caught the airport express train and then hopped on subway line 2. Once again my bag is stupidly heavy so Vinh had to take over once we arrived in the area. ...
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