Friday, October 1, 2010
The People's Republic of China was founded 61 years ago today so, reasonably enough, it's a public holiday. In fact, the first of three... five if you count the weekend in between. Joy. The flags were out (including our local cafe, right) but no big processions like last year's Big 60. In fact it was quite quiet. Today everyone's on the move. Beijingers are heading out while the rest of China heads in. We were thinking of finally going to the Forbidden City this weekend, but were met with 'You've got to be kidding' expressions. So today we pottered at home and some German friends came round for kaffee und kuchen. There's a lot that could be said about China between 1949 and now, but not here. Suffice it to say, we're happy to be here and enjoying the adventure.