Super 8 Beijing Tiantan Nanmen
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... The villagers greeted us with warm smiles and a woman even offered for us to come back and eat at her "restaurant" when we got back. We used the outdoor public restroom (which are commonly used by residents who mostly do not have their own bathrooms) before the hike, and I have to mention this here because "squatty potties" are one thing, but a hole in the ground is quite another thing! I can never un-smell that smell, or un-see that sight, but ...
... store across the street and bought 1 L of iced tea with the new Superman on it. Mass marketing is alive and well in China.
When I got back to the room, I tried and tried to get on the internet, but apparently, only 10 or so people can be on the internet at one time on this server. Eventually, I got on, but only after trying intermittently over 2 or 3 hours. While I was waiting, I did a load of laundry and read. It was very peaceful.
Just got ...
... a few kilometres along the wall which was practically empty and surreal. Couldn't see much but really worth it. Got back and had Peking Duck with the group in an amazing restaurant. Never eaten so much nice food. Then went to KUNGFU show in the city's theatre, the show was breathtaking. Overall a really good, if a bit wet, day. Over and out ...
... two week Olympic period in 2008, I'm sure it was bustling and super convenient for spectators and athletes but now it appeared to sit alone and desolate, in the north of the city, unused by athletes but crammed with tourists. Still an amazing site to see, so well designed, laid out and visually appealing. After a lot of walking, braving the icy conditions and filling up on historical delights, we headed home for a well needed rest and hot shower. Tomorrow we ...
... gives an inch
Another thing that is off putting, is when someone who is a bit older uses the hangers and half a head of hair is hanging under their arm, looks like they took the cat with them
The trains are spotless, even have a TV with a current show on, they even have a hologram outside the train, its everything the London Underground should be, cheap, affordable transport, as was promised by Ken and Boris (it just aint going to happen is it?)
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