Totally missed this thread over the weekend!
Glad you got a little celebrity experience! Itís completely weird. I think itís a really Chinese experience, as Iíve been to some right shitty places in the world where they donít get whitey all that often but didnít make a fuss. I quite like it.
Yeah the red armbandsÖ itís nothing. The explanation I got was a little confusing, but they are volunteers basically Ė they were compared to the Rotary Club when I asked. The truth is a bit more complex, as they have a reputation for being a soft form of state spies to make sure the young Ďun arenít doing anything naughty. But you have to be careful with stuff like that Ė thereís still a lot of anti-China propaganda around these days. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
Donít be too gutted about the Wall. Itís really not that impressive and the trip is a minor pain.
#9309601, By SClaw Visiting Beijing
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