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... to all sorts of exotic places like Tibet and North Korea but the only one we could fit in during our stay was a walking tour around the Islamic area of Beijing. It was great, primarily because the two guides, one from the CCC Feng Sheng, who was translator and Mr Wei who is connected to the Mosque were both so cheerful and enthusiastic. The most interesting aspect of the tour was Mr ...
... Louis for him. Louis showed up a couple minutes later.
For dinner, I ate out of the west gate with the new people. I felt so old guiding them where to go. No longer was I the confused soul like I was when I first came to Beijing.
Right after dinner, I had to go off to my evening class.
When I was done with my class, I saw a text from Louis inviting me to go out tonight. I texted that I was not feeling it. Sadly, Jean was right about ...
... visited. I guess, in short, I hope to extend the whole truth and complete facts that we didn't find in books, traveler info, blogs or family and friends.
I am still unsure exactly how I desire to lay info out, so please bear with me. I am calling this my Beijing Blitz because I hope to be concise, efficient, and offer the best info you can find. Some tidbits are things we have seen and found, some are opinions we have formed and ...
... 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 ...
... even though he was in HongKong doing shows. Forever grateful!
So I ended up calling him and he called the hotel and passed the message. I was then instructed to go to Terminal 2 door number 5 and wait. When we left the airport it was an hour later. The hoteldesk was another thing but going to spare you the details. Finally at 18:30 dropped my bags in the room.
Turned in early and slept great!
The next day, went to ...
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