I was going to write and tell you about all the amazing food I've been eating, about beijing kaoya and street snacks in Wangfujing, and what the Forbidden City is like at dawn (cold!), and upload lots of pictures, but then I thought hey! Isn't Beijing famous for foot massage? And haven't I worked a really long day getting in meetings with everyone? And it is, and I have.
So, regretfully, I must inform you that I have no time to write about all those delights.
I have a 10pm appointment across town at a foot massage place recommended by my coworkers as "the best in Beijing", and snacks to buy for hiking the Great Wall of China in the morning. Apparently, foot massage takes 80 minutes. I've heard that some Westerners find this is altogether Too Much, and would prefer a less measured pace. Let me tell you: I am SO not one of those Westerners. I am so excited I could spit. (And a word on that -- yes, there is spitting, but for the most part people on the subway do aim for the garbage. There are rules.)
I promise, I do have all the photos saved. I'll post them soon.