Greetings from PEK

Arrived in Beijing on Monday afternoon and have been in meetings non-stop Tuesday through today (Thursday). Last  night I connected with my brother Tom who is in country for the first time in his life and his Chinese colleagues suggested a restaurant near the Olympic complex that specialized in “Muslim Cuisine” from the western region of the country. Off we went, ending up in a basement disco where an Elvis impersonator and some ethnic dancers did a floor show while we ate meat on a stick and lots of lamb.

We passed on a whole lamb. This was on the menu and my brother nicknamed it “Snow Puff.”

We drank too much baiju and I am not well today and belching faint reminders of mutton under my  breath.

Home tomorrow. No time for any church/temple visits while in China.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

3 thoughts on “Greetings from PEK”

  1. you and Tom concurrently in China?
    Beware the Cotuit invaders!
    SnowPuff lookes a little tan in the photo. Perhaps he needed a more effective sun block?
    Great travel blogs, Dave.
    Kudos!
    JimF

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  2. Asian Elvis impersonators are the best. That lamb looks tremendous. Definitely keep that one in mind for the next time you’re over therre and someone says “let’s get something different for dinner tonight.”

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