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Holiday!

Beijing, China


Today is communist labor day. Long slow lines into the zoo. I did not go to the zoo. I was riding the bus giving me a viewing Vantage point unavailable on the subway, the latter being partially closed today. Inconvenient for me! Buses are slower.

permalink written by  prrrrl on May 1, 2015 from Beijing, China
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tagged Bus, Beijing, Subway, LaborDay and JanTu

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blog 2?

Beijing, China


I spent all of Friday thinking 'tomorrow is a ((comes)) Chinese holiday, everything will be closed. I am staying near Tienanmen ((Quarter)) ((quart)) Square,I should spend the day people watching there.' Well, I missed it. I spent the day getting documents laminated, finding and giving clothes that needed altering to a tailor, ((pasted)) paying bills online and shopping for dance accessories. After a tasty dinner of garlic sprouts, a favorite of mine but not ubiquitous - so I was pleasantly surprised to find them upon my first inquiry - I returned to my room to find out that today was the holiday. ((Is)) Oops! No wonder the line at the zoo was so thick, long and slow!

permalink written by  prrrrl on May 1, 2015 from Beijing, China
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tagged Holiday, Oops and PeopleWatching

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tired but speaking

Beijing, China


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I was extremely tired when I landed in Beijing Thursday afternoon. With an aching head I endured until 10pm, slept great and have no jet lag Friday. I don't have a good sense of time, however. First meal in China was my leftover snacks packed for the airport and mealless flight. So glad I ordered ((British)) vegetarian! The standard airplane food did not look appealing.
Hotel reception personnel are low on English skills. Since they know I can speak a little, they ((all)) ask me to use Chinese.


permalink written by  prrrrl on May 2, 2015 from Beijing, China
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blog 3?

Beijing, China


Hotel reception personnel are low on English skills. Since they know I can speak a little, they ((all)) ask me to use Chinese.
My second meal in China was more leftovers. Gotta finish the perishables! And I did. Third meal in China wasa disappointment. Great, by my standards, ingredients (mushrooms, bean thread noodles, dried tofu, cabbage) but bland broth. Second meal, which I am just finishing now, was great: ((win)) squid, cauliflower, eggplant, Chinese chives, mushrooms and quail eggs on skewers.


permalink written by  prrrrl on May 2, 2015 from Beijing, China
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Beijing, China


It was the wrong #2. There's a #2 bus that stops right ((infringe)) ((inferring)) in front of my hotel so when I saw a #2 bus pull up to the bus stop I thought I had it made. All this time I've been walking 4 blocks to the bus stop or subway. Because of the holiday on Friday the subway stop is closed ((over)) I've been taking the bus more. Buses are ssssssllllllooooowwwwweeeeerrrrr..... Especially past the zoo on a holiday ((when's)) weekend. I had the brilliant idea of taking the subway past the zoo then a bus to my station. Buses 4 & 2 showed up at the Sam time. #4 hours to my station four blocks from my hotel. Bus#2 sous in front of my hotel. Bus #2!!! Out did not so in front of my hotel. Apparently there are more than one route per number. :-/

permalink written by  prrrrl on May 2, 2015 from Beijing, China
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sightings

Beijing, China


Pajamas are comfy. Pajamas have pretty prints. Pajamas are now everyday men's wear. I see a man in pjs walking down the street just about everyday here. They are not chasing a ((burger)) ((Butler)) ((their)) thief. They are not fleeing a burning building. They are not fetching the morning paper. They are just going about their everyday business in a ((precollegiate)) precoodinated outfit.

permalink written by  prrrrl on May 3, 2015 from Beijing, China
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