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Not From Your Chopsticks, I Won't!

Free taro! The hostel sells bottled water for 5 quai. The convenience stall just steps away sells the same for 3 quai. I'm accustomed to speaking Chinese when shopping so even though the people ther know sufficient English to sell to us White Ghost, they'll speak Chinese with me. The old...

permalink written by  prrrrl on September 25, 2013 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Liaoning, 2013



second day

so i woke up that morning and decided that instead of planning out a day of site seeing, that i'd just get my bag and camera and walk around Beijing for the day. so i left the hotel and decided to have some rice for breakfast and then walked off. the modern architecture alone throughout the city...

permalink written by  ryan-wells on June 12, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing, China



Hungry AND cold!

I thought I read 24 hour access for the hostel I'm currently residing in. Either I read wrong or they have an interesting idea of what that means. After my long wait for half a meal I arrived at the hostel door to see the handles cabled, bike lock style, shut. It was 1:30 am and cold. No! I...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 1, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012



Want to see where I'm staying?

Google: yonghegong haina hotel, beijing, china Zoom in on the alleys. Not all show up as some are only as wide as a sidewalk.

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 28, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing, 2010 or Liaoning, 2013. They are appear to be mixed up!



Endangered words

In Mandarin there is greater variety of titles for family members. In stead of 'brother,' 'sister' or 'sibling' there's big sister [jie Jje], little sister [mei mei], big brother [ge ge] and little brother [di di]. They are cute designations of relativity to relatives. When my dorm mate said...

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 26, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012



Maintaining my image, part 3

Another way to keep the locals staring at me is to do solo videos. I turn the camera on, hold it at arms length pointing back and me and talk away. I often rotate in a Circle so the video will pick up people, actions and objects behind me. This method worked extremely well last night at a...

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 25, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012



Got an image to maintain

I'm a white ghost, a big nose. I have scary looking round blue eyes. I get stared at. But Beijingers are getting used to my strange 'condition' so I need something to keep the stares coming. I have my ski gloves dangling from strings threaded through the sleeves of my huge periwinkle down...

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 23, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012



Got an image to maintain

I'm a white ghost, a big nose. I have scary looking round blue eyes. I get stared at. But Beijingers are getting used to my strange 'condition' so I need something to keep the stares coming. I have my ski gloves dangling from strings threaded through the sleeves of my huge periwinkle down...

permalink written by  prrrrl on February 23, 2012 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Beijing I, 2012



Happy

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permalink written by  linda1987 on July 30, 2010 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: trave l



Happy

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permalink written by  linda1987 on July 30, 2010 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: trave l



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