Monday, October 31, 2011

Peking Duck and Cover

Wandered around Nan Louguxing Street in search of a mechanical fish. Our friend and hostess Trish the librarian has an amazing tin toy fish on her coffee table and I asked her where she got it. “I knew you were going to ask me that,” she said.  So she drug these two poets down to a really hep little part of Beijing – the Hou Hai district.

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We purchased the fish – careful to be sure it worked before paying for it – a good thing because only one of the three in stock was operational. We lunched at a Vietnamese place called Nuage and then, that evening had a roast duck dinner with John and Nadine – the rest of the triumvirate of librarians who are responsible  for our visit here to the smoggy capital of China.

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The astounding whale eating fish

Stay tuned, more to come…

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