Dateline: August 13th, 5PM Beijing, China

We’ve been here less than a day and already we’ve been heckled by people selling bugs on a stick, eating other things on a stick anyhow, visited a wax museum of Chinese historical figures, without English translation, visited Tianamen Square, taken a ride in a bicycle cab through the slums of Beijing, ordered roast duck, paid 10Y for a doo dad that the next lady on line paid 5Y for, ordered “shway” (water) and gotten a burning hot glass of boiling shway on which I burnt my hand, found it impossible to get a cab near the tourist attractions, and received a luxurious 45 minute foot massage. In short, Beijing is great. Except for the “air”. More soon.