Smoggy smoggy day

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Yesterday, the smog in Beijing was supposedly the worst it has been in a year – yup lucky me because there had been 2 weeks of clear skies before I arrived.

Today….. IT WAS WORSE.
Sigh>.<
Now as I look out of the window, I can hardly see the apartment block opposite.
Yes, it's that bad..
And well, no one seems to know where all this pollution is coming from…

But anyway, I'll be heading home tomorrow to warm weather, clear skies and you.
It's funny how someone can worm their way into your heart even though it's only been a short amount of time.
It's funny how whatever anger or frustration I feel at that time or towards you just melts away when you appear.
It's funny how you make me smile… A smile that comes from my heart.

Thank you Beijing for welcoming me here,
For allowing me to have no queues to clear customs when I first came,
For me to experience you in a real different way, kinda like a local.
Thank you for having such early nights that I've had the most relaxed holiday yet!
Thank you for pandas, yes, pandas!

I don't know if I'll be back again but thank you all the same:)

And tomorrow, home is where I'll be,

Love,
Jane

In Beijing

Ok, the first post had no words cause I was testing to see if WordPress was blocked by the Chinese web censor.

But anyway, it’s my third day here and I’m enjoying myself and the cold!

but of course, I wish I could be by your side

Beijing is wonderful and I’ve experienced so much more than what I’ve experienced 5 years back.

The subway is complicated but very extensive with security bag checks when you enter every station.
At the beginning, it seems odd but after two days, I hardly think of it as weird as I zip up my bag and put it through the X-ray machine.

Went to nan Luo gu xiang yesterday and there were many nice souvenirs and knick knacks to buy and loads of food to try!
If you look though the pictures you’ll see there’s one of the stall selling those Chinese stir fried pancakes, 煎餅

It’s really good! I had 雞排 too just because I missed Taiwan.
It was good too! Though too big for me to finish.

We bought quite a few knick knacks here and there and I got some nice stuff!:) not too expensive!

Headed to 後海 after and saw so many people skating and doing other water activities on the lake!
We’re gonna go back on Friday to do it cause we had too many bags with us yesterday!
Starbucks is seriously awesome when you’re so cold that you don’t know what to do!

Had a nice dinner of Peking duck and other assorted things and almost froze on the way back to my cousin’s apartment>.< lol.
But all in good fun!
Had lots of laughs yesterday! Hahah
And a nice long chat with you:)
I'm contented hahaha

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Love,
Jane