June 26, 2011

Where I would rather be today: Beijing, China

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Our first stop on a three-week tour of Asia in December 2006 was in Beijing. That city was cold and the air was choked with pollution, but it was a breath-taking (pun intended) area to visit.

Strolling through Tiananmen Square, visiting ancient tombs and buildings and experiencing exotic food made for a great visit. And who could forget eating Peking Duck at the nearly 150-year old Centennial Restaurant? The public toilets left a great deal to be desired, especially by the women in our tour group.

Photos by Frank Barning

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