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Sore Legs

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uncooperative rikshaw driver!

This morning we had a late start due to sore legs! It was drizzling so we changed our plans and took the subway to the shopping areas. We had a 15 minute walk to subway line 5 and then a short ride north to the Oriental Plaza shopping mall east of Tiananmen square.

The subway was clean and easy to use with plenty of English signs and the machines are had an English language option and were always available. The mall was not as big as expected but nice and full of all the expensive names brand shops. We walk up and down the Wangfujing  pedestrian  street, there were tea shops, hat  shops, jade silk, even a Barbie booth and a Magnifique perfume exhibit.

Lunch? Not for us.
We took a detour down one of the alleys where street venders were selling unusual snacks  ; scorpions, starfish, seahorses,  and bugs on sticks. We bought the pork balls on a stick.

We scoped out so many choices of food at the food court in one of the department stores that we couldn’t wait to come back and pick out something for dinner.  In the end, we walked all day again and had two big bowls of noodles for dinner (and more beer).

We were worn out so we took the Subway back and to the hotel area. Before hitting the sack, we found a  smoky internet café and checked in with friends and family.

Side street market
Internet was cheap, 3 RMB an hour!  Too bad the smoke was so thick.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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uncooperative rikshaw driver!
uncooperative rikshaw driver!
Lunch? Not for us.
Lunch? Not for us.
Side street market
Side street market
The making of Pork Balls. I feel a…
The making of Pork Balls. I feel …
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