Escape from bad air
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Last night was one of the worst nights we can remember. The room reeked of smoke, and Wilson had a fever, He brought the flu from Beijing. First order of business was to change rooms. At the front desk they showed us another room, which was marginally better. We decided to think on it as we had until noon to make up our mind. With umbrellas we walked around the shopping areas and looked for a place to have breakfast. Not feeling very adventurous after last night, we decide to eat inside the Mc Donald’s. After breakfast we visit inside the famed Bell Tower & Drum Tower. We got to listen to some musical performances on unusual instruments while inside the tower. We found a place for a snack in the top of the department store, and while we were there we decided to call the Sheraton to see if they had a room. They offered us a good price on a non-smoking (really) room and we decided to go for it. We checked out and drug our bags to the drum tower to find a taxi. Luckily there was a passenger exiting from one, he steeped right into a deep puddle of water as he rushed to get out. It was kind of funny.
The Sheraton was a welcome relief. We spent the rest of the day in the sauna, or the Jacuzzi, at the big oriental buffet, or in the room. It was a good chance to recover.