Reflections on a Wandering Life.....

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Spring is in full bloom now, in the hills. But you pretty much need to live here to appreciate it. The reason for this is that if you live somewhere else and travel here, you will most likely be here during the middle of the day when there are lots of tourists. It's not as bad on a week day, but it can still get pretty ridiculous, especially when the weather is good. Can't hear the birds for all the other noise. Even if you do live here, it's best to get up fairly early, to avoid the seniors carrying their radios and listening to their insufferable Beijing Opera, while you are trying to enjoy the sounds of nature. But I shouldn't be hard on them. They really are nice people. It just strikes me funny sometimes to see an old person in the park belting out Beijing Opera. I am waiting for the torture to be over, and the working men are begging for more. What can I say? This is Beijing.

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