Monthly Archives: September 2010

Forbidden city

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Isn’t she beautiful! this was taken at Hou Hai lake. quiet and peaceful , in the middle of the bustling Beijing city. no motor vehicles are allowed here. park goers, fishermen , couples and tourists mill around near this beautiful … Continue reading

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Tobacco pipe street, beijing

Yandai (smoking pipe) Xiejie (byway) is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. It is recorded that there were many smoking pipe stores on the street in the Qing Dynasty. Wendy told me that some people say that the street … Continue reading

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yi, er, yi, er

the new Chinese students have arrived after the summer holidays. the have to do one week of compulsory military training and for the whole of last week I’ve woken up to the sound of march yelling ‘yo er’ (one two). … Continue reading

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