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Sunday, 20 June 2010

18 June

Arrive 2.30pm and am leaving Bejing at 9.30pm so must make most of time in
city i have visited before.

I find ticket office in central Beijing to collect my next two train
tickets the head out to Olympic village to see birds nest stadium. Immense
area thronging with internal chinesee visitors. Back into town to Wanfujing
area.....a large pedestrianised area with designer shops but also with open
air food stalls where you can buy scorpions on a stick(they are alive until
plunged into the fat. I am told they tast like popcorn. Off to station to
catch bullet train to Shanghai where my cabine companion is young english
speaking lady who has studied in London and lived for a while in Windsor.

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