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Mama San Visits the Jing.

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Apologies for the lack of recent updates (to the 3 people who read this blog). I’ve been a damn busy man: on Friday, my mum and two of her friends arrived in Beijing (bringing with her a terrible Aussie lurgee that has tried to leach itself onto my repertory system). Goes without saying that this has been a wonderful time, despite BJ turning on some of it’s trademark filthy weather.

We have whirlwinded (not a verb, according to Microsoft Word and common sense) our way through some of the cooler, less touristy parts of BJ: we hit 798 (a very cool art precinct built into former factories), Hou Hai Lake and Sanlitun, as well as frequent visits to Fez, a new rooftop bar that is rapidly becoming a hangout. The highlight was an incredible dinner at Duck de Chine, which is without doubt the best Peking duck restaurant I’ve Beijing, and one of the best meals I have ever eaten. If you come to BJ, I recommend locating your gunnels, heading there, and then stuffing yourself to them.

And now I’m headed back to Shanghai. More to follow.