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Beijing Syndrome

Beijing, China


Less than 24 hours after landing I developed the Beijing Syndrome - a clear the mucus from my throat cough. It will be so nice to leave this air and head to Xinjiang!

Yesterday my friend & I strolled through the art district. Very strange smells were heavy in the air making breathing difficult.

My first thought was oil paint odor or other art supply. But neither smell was familiar and I've done multiple art mediums including the chemical heavy photo developement.

My second thought was chemical warfare gas attack. I would have been doomed! There was lots of remodeling going on but the smells did not fit that activity, either.

Regardless, I made it out alive!

permalink written by  prrrrl on August 29, 2009 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: China 2009
tagged Art, Air, Smell and Odor

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Wow! Talk about living up to its name!

Beijing, China


The first time I passed that corner I thought, 'Open sewer?' The second time I thought, 'Industrial spill?' The third time I paid attention to the recorded sales pitch blasted endlessly to passers-by: "Chou Dofu!"

Stinky tofu!

I'll pass!

permalink written by  prrrrl on September 28, 2013 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Liaoning, 2013
tagged Stinky, Smell and Tofu

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Beijing, China


Lights back on! Yea!!

Men and smokers don't think their jackets need washing. They are everyone-else-is-plugging-their-noses wrong. I once sat behind a young man at the ballet in Raleigh Fanning my face constantly to dispel his outerwear's rankness. At the hostel I'm currently at, I complained at the front desk that the room smelled. I was wrong. The British-sounding Chinese man's clothes reeked. He said he was moving out the next day and I was looking forward to the smell's departure. His English is like my Chinese - we sound better than we comprehend. He did indeed move out though when I ran into him in the lobby the next morning he said he was staying. I thought he meant that he was staying somewhere else (as in different city) for the next week which would match our first conversation (pre smell diagnosis) that he was heading out of town for the Chinese holiday. Well, he's back (it's been one day). I enjoy talking to him but I sure hope he's staying in a different room!

Jan

permalink written by  prrrrl on October 2, 2013 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Liaoning, 2013
tagged Cigarettes, Smell and Jacket

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Beijing, China


Lights back on! Yea!!

Men and smokers don't think their jackets need washing. They are everyone-else-is-plugging-their-noses wrong. I once sat behind a young man at the ballet in Raleigh Fanning my face constantly to dispel his outerwear's rankness. At the hostel I'm currently at, I complained at the front desk that the room smelled. I was wrong. The British-sounding Chinese man's clothes reeked. He said he was moving out the next day and I was looking forward to the smell's departure. His English is like my Chinese - we sound better than we comprehend. He did indeed move out though when I ran into him in the lobby the next morning he said he was staying. I thought he meant that he was staying somewhere else (as in different city) for the next week which would match our first conversation (pre smell diagnosis) that he was heading out of town for the Chinese holiday. Well, he's back (it's been one day). I enjoy talking to him but I sure hope he's staying in a different room!

Jan

permalink written by  prrrrl on October 2, 2013 from Beijing, China
from the travel blog: Liaoning, 2013
tagged Cigarettes, Smell and Jacket

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