March 04, 2007

Snowing in Beijing

Back in my room at the Traders after another long day at the recruitment exhibition here in Beijing, thankfully the last here in Beijing but not the last of the trip.

Fewer people than yesterday but that was expected, nevertheless we still were there until 4:30pm. I’m now feeling a lot more knowldgeable about the options students have, the range of eductaion establishments at all levels and in all kinds of places that are involved in getting students to our door.

Last night I was treated to a proper Chinese meal Beijing-style. I now know what Beijing Duck should look and taste like – the ‘crackling’ was absolutely delicious. Not something you can do at home really, the duck is cooked over a wood-smoke fire. I also had the same green beans that I have in Kam Chuen Lau restaurant in Observatory Road, TST, Kowloon and can confirm that they are authentic. I don’t know where Euphemia will take me tonight but I’m sure it will be very nice.

Anyway, next stop is ChongQing in Sichuan province, as we packed up this afternoon there were shouts of “see you in Chongqing” from all around, it was quite strange, like saying “see you on Mars” for an ignorant European like me.

Final thing, woke up this morning, the official eve of Spring, and it was snowing in Beijing !


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