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Bj1

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#260781 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on Yesterday, 03:34 PM

Something nice for a cold fall day ....

 

 




#260780 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on Yesterday, 03:31 PM

Nice, but I'll take the drummer.  He's got a little meat on his bones, and a nice smile :)




#260758 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 14 November 2019 - 07:08 PM

Smokie - I was at the Badaling section, which is the one most visited by tourists. Was there in the morning, before the big crowds! Saying that, it's low season. My guide told me it's MUCH busier in Summer. Beijing is hopping with tourists, even now (it's freaking cold, below 0 at night! I had to buy a coat at Beijing Walmart!). Most of the tourists are from other parts of China.


#260753 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 14 November 2019 - 03:56 AM

The piggies are hard, heavy, plastic. If they were plush toys these be in my luggage!


#260744 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 11 November 2019 - 09:24 PM

A few pics ...

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#260731 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 09 November 2019 - 12:44 AM

Today's adventure was the forbidden city and Peking Duck! My guide was a nice girl who spoke very good English, but had way too many stories of emporers, their wives, and their concubines!

I had a good time though! After the tour, the other tourist - a girl from Korea, and I went to a restaurant for Peking duck. OMG. Our tour guide recommended the restaurant and a side dish of cabbage with sesame oil and a sauce akin to hoisin. The duck and cabbage were both amazing! Unfortunately the restaurant is about 3 blocks from where I'm staying - I may have to go back!

The only downside of my trip so far is being cut off from Facebook. Maybe I should just enjoy the respite.


#260729 Ladies & Gentelman, the President of the United States

Posted by Bj1 on 08 November 2019 - 03:31 PM

I'd feel sorry for Bubba!


#260726 famous

Posted by Bj1 on 08 November 2019 - 09:05 AM

You turn around and what the fuck, everyone is old - including you! Time is just an f'ing bitch.


#260725 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 08 November 2019 - 08:59 AM

Everything is lit up at night, but there is a huge mix of architecture. I was expecting more of the traditional Chinese style, but not a whole lot of it still surviving.

Went to the Great Wall today - ok, that was amazing. Even with the smog.

They have an amazing subway system here too. It goes everywhere! Not as cheap as México City (free / 5 pesos / .28 cents), but much faster and cleaner.


#260717 Ladies & Gentelman, the President of the United States

Posted by Bj1 on 07 November 2019 - 12:52 PM

I'm sure he'd claim he built the Great Wall!


#260712 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 06 November 2019 - 11:00 PM

Funny, I can connect to porn, but China blocks facebook (and almost everything by Google)!

Uploading pics is now giving me issues, so I'll post some when I get back to the USA. Wandered around this morning. Wound up at Tian'amen Square. It's strange seeing English on almost every sign. Strange, but very welcome.

Made the mistake of hitting two places for breakfast! Pot stickers at #1, and shumai and a meat and noodle soup at #2. I'm still stuffed!

You have to carry your passport everywhere. Cops can randomly stop you and ask for it, and there are security checkpoints around every tourist attraction. They even scan your backpacks in the subway. I don't know if I should be happy, or concerned. Ten days - I'll go with happy.


#260710 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 06 November 2019 - 04:50 PM

Stupid autocorrect! I was above Nome!

One of the hutongs in the neighborhood ... Stand on your head to see it correctly! Lol.

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#260709 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 05 November 2019 - 07:38 PM

At least there are good movie selections!

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#260708 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 05 November 2019 - 07:38 PM

34,000 feet above None, and still 4,000 miles to go! My butt needs another pillow!




#260696 Happy Birthday!

Posted by Bj1 on 03 November 2019 - 10:36 AM

Happy Birthday, Scottie .... You look fabulous for your age!

 

Happy Birthday to Scott!