- the summary China, Germany
- 5/22 iCloud; food; to Frankfurt
- 5/23 broken down escalator at Ffm airport; Leipziger Str and dinner.
- 5/24 bike washer; birthday party; Bojan; Falungong 法轮功
- 5/25 Sun, Ffm/Fritzlar/Kassel
- 5/26 Kassel/Ffm: walk; toilet; Fulda trail walk; Werra meets Fulda; Hann. Münden; Alte Opera
- 5/27 Tue Ffm/Paris, French Open; Metro Abbesses; Rue de Steinkarque; Basilica of the Sacré Cœur;
- 5/28 Paris/Ffm, macaroons; La Cure Gourmande; arts by Seine; the Louvre and the rat; Benlux; missed the train
- 5/29 Fra-BJ A300; visit Elizabeth; mix writing ; heading to BJ; zhacai 榨菜
- 5/30 BJ; 00Jimmy; Shangri-La Dialogue
- 5/31, local mkt; Wi-Fi router; swimming, badminton, hot pot dinner
- 6/1 lunch w/ mates; xisi 西四
- 6/2, sim card; ZGC 楼; lunch at Beida; tea house + yoga; Ding Tai Feng
- 6/3 BJ airport; 聚德华天 lunch; Diaoyutai 钓鱼台; a hospital; West Station
- 6/4 BJ, Great Wall/Datong, at Deyuelou 得月楼; 积水潭 in Datong; other shops; 3 wheelers
- 6/5 Datong, Yungang Grottoes 云冈石窟
- 6/6 Hohhot
- 6/7 the grassland, the zoo
- 6/8, Hasuhai 哈素海, exam; Baotou 包头; arab place
- 6/9 Zhangjiakou/BJ: the temple ordeal; huma oil; 2 scams in the past
- 6/10 BJ, dinner at Grandma’ House 外婆家 with Yishi; Wangfujing; ICBC; ad in subway
- 6/11 ZGC, lunch, tea house + yoga; dinner Yunnan 云海肴
- 6/12 BJ/Dalian trip, train; shopping overnight train;
- 6/13 breakfast; beach; Shengya Sea World 大连圣亚海洋世界 … dinner at Tiger; 黑石礁 & Xinghai Sq 星海广场
- 6/14 cherry picking; Binhai Road; Xintiandi; street vendor dinner; 5 RMB withdraw fm ICBC
- 6/15 Dalian/BJ: zoo: monkey; brunch at Tiger; train to BJ
- 6/16 icbc shopping .. toilet salesman
- 6/17 lunch 穆德楼 with Dai and family; Jiujiu angry; jade bracelets; Hongqiao market; dumpling dinner ice wine；with Jiujiu Xi’an 2015?
- 6/18 BJ/Shanghai, , Hongqiao; into hotel; dinner with Qiao at Tang Palace 香港唐宫; family Zhang
- 6/19 subway ticket; two classes at Apple; cold hundun 冷馄饨
- 6/20 Suzhou, lotus pond, dinner 成隆行; 许留山
- 6/21, Loletta Chu 朱玲玲 lunch at Xin Ji Shi 新吉士 dinner at Shao
- 6/22 Shanghai/BJ: Hangzhou; flight delay; coup? the flight attendant
- 6/23 BJ Caibai & taxi in BJ; bus 109, the area, Da Dong;
- 6/24 BJ icbc; Huageng lunch at 紫光园; Lu Xun school
- 6/25 BJ, going home; light rail to the airport
- 7/24 flight tracking
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Three pathways to the aircraft, to the same one that just landed (from Frankfurt that’s lands at 8:10am). We pulled out of gate at 10:25am. Waited for 30 minutes than take back to the gate, to repair a bathroom heater. Left the gate at 12:04pm. Finally take off at 12:20pm – scheduled at 10:30am. There is an annoying noise to the right side – 57K, window seat. Not full. We land at Frankfurt at 3:40pm – scheduled at 2:45pm. The Airbus 300 is pretty comfortable.
The 747 Frankfurt to New York route is decidedly shabbier and full. At 7:45pm – scheduled at 19:50 or 7:50pm, we land at JFK. The trend, I see regularly is the flight always arrives early. Don’t know if the airlines purposely extend the flying hour to hide the delays. Wait for a gate for more than 45 min. And another hour for our luggage.
Something needs to improve.
The airlines can hide delays .. but how can they deal with those delays?
I took the light rail to the airport because the bus refused to sell me a ticket: she thought it’s too tight and risky. The light airport rail cost RMB(¥) 25. I’ve to take subway from … to Dongzhimen station 东直门. During the change I got plenty help from fellow riders. The rail has only one stop on route to the airport at Sanyuanqiao 三元桥, which has lot more passengers getting on.
Interesting, I saw this Lufthansa Airbus A380 800 plane with New York imprint on the body when I landed in Beijing from Frankfurt.
As the light rail train was pulling into the Beijing airport on 6/25, I saw a Lufthansa coming in. I thought to myself: it must be my flight, with exactly couple of hours to turnaround. The flight attendant confirmed it later. It was and it has Beijing printed on the body. (My flight from Ffm to BJ scheduled to land on 8:30am and BJ-Ffm departs at 10:30am daily.)
Forms are on a table, the tellers have no form. Customers need to go to the form table to obtain one.
7 days was he number the teller uttered. Today when I got here, it became 8. They both used their fingers to count the days. Unreal.
The young female teller photocopied my passport. Reading it like a book. They ask me to sign like how it appear on the passport, not really a signature.
挂失单子师傅 isn’t in. It is locked by one person and he isn’t in. They’re calling him. 9:55.
Asking about tuition at lunch; someone owe them $$; went to Jiujiu they weren’t home – went to the Great Wall