Pickpocketed on the Underground (not quite)

Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
Trip End Feb 26, 2011

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Tiananmen Sunrise Hostel

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

We began our last day in Beijing (until we get back in a month) packing up all our stuff, we have managed to swap the large hardback novel bought second hand off e-bay (not knowing it was either (a) Large or (b) hardback and heavy) at the book exchange at the hostel for the Monica Lewinski Autobigraphy by Andrew Norton. To be fair the options where either Chinese, German or ... Monica Lewinski but at least its a lot lighter.  Also, as we have sent all of our thermals, scarves and hats home, the bags are much lighter - perfect for the sweltering temperatures of Delhi, our next destination.

We went to the Summer Palace early doors this morning under a bizarre kind of sepia sky and poor visability, it was also very gusty and we kept getting face whacked by dust clouds. This didn't improve and it may be the revenge of the Beijing Fonejacker from yesterday as a lot of people were 'Fonejackered' up today. The temple was fairly average by the standards Beijing has set so far.  Maybe this is one to see in the main season.  We could not see all of the lake because of the fog (AKA air pollution). Also the boats were not available for hire and I was looking forward to Rowing Lady E accross the lake Ming Style.

We had to leave the Summer Palace early as I got a telegram from the LEAS requesting I return at once to collect a petition. Unfortunately it only had one signature that was made anonomously. Oh well she'll have to contine with her begging bowl and eye patch.

We then had an early lunch and I had my last Hot and Sour soup before we have to find a bus to get to the airport. Thats pretty much it today. Lots of comments on the blog over the last week keep it up, we look forward to your comments.

We will leave you with the weather forecast for Delhi (we just dont seem to be able to get a reasonable balance):

Unseasonably hot with scorching sunshine. Winds from the W at 8 km/h.RealfeelŪ: 42 °C

Eggsy edit:  Just to mention that Andrew today got stuck in the underground, he will not admit that he lost his ticket but feels sure that he was pickpocketed (bear in mind that a ticket costs 20p and it only gets you out of the station) - he also had the camera, money, and cashcard in this pocket so this seems highly unlikely.

Also a quick note of thanks to the LEAS: Feel free to forge as many signatures as you like to strenghthen your case!!!  I havent got a pop to pee in!

LE xxx

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