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Yangshou to Beijing..... contrasts of China....HARLEY DAVIDSON

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Beijing Harley-Davidson

We are sadly leaving the wonderful, friendly, green area of Yangshou to return to busy, noisy, crowded Beijing.   We were in Yangshou so long the vendors recognised us and stopped to talk.   Several restaurants knew us and spoiled us when we came in.....  back to being annonomous...   sigh. ......    our departure airport is Beijing. so there is no getting around it.   We either have to leave or talk our three adult daughters into coming to live with us in Yangshou ...  (it might not take that much work to convince them if they see the pictures!)    We took a taxi from Yangshou to Guilin and flew out from there.   The taxi ride was exciting: much of the road is dug up and is rutted dirt in the guilin area.

Hollis, Sylvia and David at the HARLEY DAVIDSON dealership sign
  There were fruit stands selling fruit and other road side business' as we drove by.  We saw a huge herd of ducks.  We had to stop.  I'll bet there were 1000 or more!   It was amazing to see them.   A waddling sea of ducks.....

Back in Beijing we again stayed at the Beijing international.  We arrived hot and tired and couldn't decide on a place to eat.  Complicated by the fact that we were hungry.... (go figure....)  we finally stopped at a Mcdonald's.  Pretty good food when you are starving and barely speaking.   By the time I got desert  (a taro pie!) I was very happy.   The next day we went to a grocery store and took pictures of the food.  the most amusing thing in the world was that they had hold peking ducks fully cooked hanging by their necks on sort of a shoe tree looking thing.

A picture of the owners of the Harley shop: the man in white is the owner of Harley Davidson
  The food was boxed in such cute wrappers...   I was also really impressed by the variety of beers offered.  lechee beer,  orange beer, and pineapple beer.....   

We went to the Pearl Market and got some jewelry...(third floor only because we are cheaper)  david picked up a 32 gig sony USB flash drive.   He bought 2 @ $20.00 each.  They worked and it came out they were worth about $300 but he didn't know that at the time.  bummer.     

We also drove to the Harley Davidson store.  It is new and really wonderful!   We bought several shirts and met the General Manager: Hollis Zhao.  The address for the dealership (which has only been open since April 2007) is  no.

Harley club members:
28 Nanshiliiju, chaoyang district Beijing, 100016 PR China.  Web site is: Http://www.harley-davidsonbeijing.com    Great guy.  He gave us key rings and spoke to us for quite a while although it was obvious he was quite busy.   He was very warm and wonderful to us.   We got our picture taken with him.  We reallly enjoyed seeing the merchandise and seeing the great bikes on display.  The bikes were all sold but they were staying until new bikes came in.  I took pictures of the pictures on display in their show room.   If you have time in Beijing: Do stop as this is a lot of fun to see.

We went home on the 24th:  my dates got screwed up here but really: you can take my word that we are home again.   Very uneventful trip:  except that our very last leg of the flight got cancelled.  We discovered that we could visit the lounge of the airline for only a few dollars and eat and drink "on them" all day after we paid the fee.  So even the "bad" turned out to be interesting and good.   We can hardly wait to go back to China again.....  maybe 2009.

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