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More pollution

I heard today that lifespans in Beijing are being shortened by about 5.5 years. Apparently, the reason for this is the pollution. Beijing has five million cars. But is it because of the cars that Beijing is so polluted? Some … Continue reading

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The end of Beijing

Well, I’m finally sitting on our lounge, Radio 3 playing some classic music I’ve never heard before and Mirinda fast asleep upstairs. It was a longish, uninteresting flight home (though appeared to be full of tour groups rather than individuals … Continue reading

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Now that was odd…

The photograph I took of the remains of my duck has somehow appeared on one of the hotel TV screens in the lobby. No text, just the image. It looks quite weird. I have no idea why or how they … Continue reading

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Trains and dinosaurs

Mirinda and Sarah left the hotel for a work thing and I set off for the Beijing Police Museum. Funny thing is, I never found it. Most things in Beijing that aren’t huge tourist things, are not signposted in English … Continue reading

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Climbing the walls

Mao said “He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man!” I can now state, categorically, that, finally, at the grand old age I am turning next week, I am a true man. Last night, before … Continue reading

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Breathe deep

Last week one of the stories read during my Talking Newspaper session was about the quality of air in Farnham. This has been a very contentious issue for as long as I can remember. The Borough, Downing Street, East and … Continue reading

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