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... was not quite what arrived, we had visions of three neat, almost bite sized portions, not here, they were huge dumplings, three filled a whole dinner plate and they were filled with all sorts of lovely things. We tried the pork and mushroom, filled with minced pork and shitake mushrooms, the spicy lamb, some sort of green vegetable and this was all served with a small dish of rice porridge. We couldn’t move afterwards and went back for more a few days later.
Last night we spent three hours faffing in the supermarket trying to find houmous or equivalent. Needless to say there ain't no houmous. Instead our joyous lunch consisted of bread, orange tomatoes and crisps. We got on the subway to the forbidden city and were greeted with a massive and scary queue. Might sound weird but everybody is Chinese. There are hardly any western tourists. Therefore we ...
... City for the same reason.
In our wanderings in the Forbidden City, we ran into a Milwaukee co-worker of Vernie's, Dennis Oulahan and his wife. He was wearing his Wisconsin protest t-shirt. It truly is a small world.
Next top was at a pearl factory. We learned about the difference between ocean pearls and freshwater pearls. The color of the pearl is determined by the minerals in the water where the oyster lives. In the demonstration, the woman opened ...
... my second interesting shopping challenge of the trip. I've absolutely no idea what I have sprayed my knee with, but the experience of buying it was quite painless, and my knee was also painless much more quickly than I expected. Another language challenge is presented by taxis. Virtually no Beijing taxi drivers speak any English at all. You are completely dependent on having your destination written in Chinese, and if you are going out you guard your card with the ...
... be amused, but it would definitely need time to drink that... Oh joy, only an hour more to go.
Finding the transfer in Beijing will be fun. One terminal will probably be the size of... Oh, I don‘t know, Zurich? If I get lucky maybe only the inner city?
Ok, scratch Frankfurt... Beijing is f*cking gigantic! Just the waiting area after the transfer section is at least one football field... That is ...