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Raechelle - there is a picture in there especially for you! Let me know if you can tell which one I'm talking about!
We ended up having dinner down the street at an really great Chinese restaurant.
On the agenda tomorrow: Great Wall, Olympic Park, and Acrobatic Show.
Have a great day!!!
I have seen China, finally! A visit to this mega-nation seems like a critical part of being a well-educated global citizen. I know it is not a simple trip, but I highly recommend it if you have an opportunity.
My 6-day stay in just one city certainly doesn't make me a China expert. But a rigorous schedule of meetings and countless conversations about rising China have piqued my interest.
A topic that I ...
... Time for lunch so we went back to a restaurant we had walked past previously. We ordered pork with fried eggplant and a Yunan beef and mushroom dish and of course beer. They were both delicious. There was also wi-if so we sat for quite a while before moving on to do some more exploring. We wandered along some back streets where people lived and got some great photos. On another street of shops we came across a paper and bamboo umbrella shop with ...
... a hutong – the traditional courtyard style house – in central Beijing, not far from the Forbidden City. It is not a fixed-up-for-the-Olympics area; real people live there and it has been a remarkable opportunity to get a sense of what day to day life is like in Beijing. Cindy and her husband Nick are great hosts, will give you all kinds of advice on what to do (and what not to do) and generally took all the pain out of visiting a ...
... ride to the Tianjin Port where we will board the Diamond Princess - our home for the next 16 days. I've been fortunate to have complimentary unlimited access to high speed internet for the last couple days. That ends tomorrow. Oh, by the way the Chinese government has certain foreign website blocked such as Facebook, so no Facebook until we are at sea. I'll do my best to share our adventure.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Take care.