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August 25th 2009
Published: June 9th 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

Our first few months in Beijing proved to be quite challenging. It seems quite a blur actually. Getting around was more difficult than I thought it was. Other Expats said that an English speaking Taxi driver was a once in a year experience, and it was often the case that they came from the country and were illiterate anyway. You were happy to sit on my lap in the cabs, as baby seats didn't exist, or seat-belts for that matter.

We spent the first few weeks acclimatising, sight seeing, setting ourselves up for the year ahead. We went to Ikea and bought a cot for you, visited all the usual tourist traps. Above all else, we were amazed by the attention you got from the locals.


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Peter eating "Deep Fried Icecream" at the Donghuamen Night Market. Peter eating "Deep Fried Icecream" at the Donghuamen Night Market.
Peter eating "Deep Fried Icecream" at the Donghuamen Night Market.

Not half as nice as the deep-fried ice-cream back home.
Donghuamen Night MarketDonghuamen Night Market
Donghuamen Night Market

Starfish Anyone?
Tiananmen SquareTiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

It was so hot in those early days.


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