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We found another toilet right next to Tiananmen Square which had plenty of disabled toilets which were also western style (instead of squat toilets). As we were washing our hands a Chinese lady was pointing at Kay with bemusement. We could not figure out whether she was commenting on her lack of tan or the fact she had on a ...
... to shower, wash clothes, and get ready for our Peking Duck dinner and a view of Beijing at night with all the lights . . . A rather full day!
One funny fact . My dear little mother (almost 101 years old now) would love the toilets here! The seats are warm! I find it rather disconcerting . . . :-)
Time for bed . . We leave the hotel tomorrow morning at 7:00 to walk the Great Wall of China! So far - so ...
... we take the money back.
We stayed awake for the drive back and I'm glad we did. The landscape reminded me of the Okanagan; orchards, fruit stands everywhere, and windy roads surrounded by lush green vegetation. Beautiful!
Since we only had a short time in Beijing (two full days), we decided to visit just one temple and spent the rest of the time wandering through interesting neighbourhoods, including our own. We took ...
... walked through, over the last few days meant we had learnt how to do do it straight back. With that, we just rode over and through people. It's a weird concept but quite liberating getting payback after being rammed by trollies and nearly driven into by a motorbike. At lunch, traditional dumpling soup, I finally got to ask the guide the question I'd been dying to ask. What is it like living in China, in a communist country? By the sound of it, it's no different than ...
... drink tea or coffee with me.” “ Oh “he said, “they are the women with the tea scam !” Thats right I said, and…it also warns travelers about men trying to sell art and is called the art scam.” I went quiet and retreated without a word.
Thanks Lonely Planet
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Quote: Con artists are not just increasingly widespread in China-their methods are becoming ever more audacious. Well dressed ...