Guy fishing across from a hotel
China is pretty great. Really hip, Beijing at least. The corner bodega/kade has more beer and cheese than I’ve ever seen in SL. Ate fat oysters and scallops and infinite legs of lamb for like $10. Heard about a Brit who was beat for three years in jail. Drank some hawthorne infused whiskey sour at one of many local hipster bars.
Beijing is like Singapore without the antiseptic feel. They have working roads and great subways – and people playing cards and man Jong at every corner, and exposing their big bellies in what’s called the Beijing Bikini. Things work, but people don’t seem that oppressed. I mean, people seem free. They ride bicycles and electric motorbikes, three wheeled contraptions and cars. It’s hot and dudes just take their shirts off and walk around. We walked down a manicured canal, and saw one guy hanging on the end of a tree and another one plucking the fruit.
The hu tong (traditional hood) I’m I has little shops and bars and rests, street culture. It feels like Montreal. My ATM card doesn’t work and my friend’s house kinda smells of durian, but so far Beijing is cool as shit.
The Internet, however, is rather slow and weird.