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I was not kidding about the "if it'll go on a stick you can grill it and eat it" mentality around here. My recent trip to Beijing proved that whole heartedly. Along with the usual fare of squid, beef, lamb, and veggies, we also saw starfish, cockroaches, grasshoppers, seahorses, and well, I was chased halfway down an alley by a man with a handful of scorpions-on-a-stick, still wriggling. He thought my screams of terror were just delightful. As did everyone else. But me.
We also saw the Dodgers play the Padres, went to the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and all kinds of other touristy things. I've posted about 500 new photos if you want to check them out.
But the scorpions. That is the memory that will stick with me for a while. (ouch, did I really just make that bad of a joke?? I did, I did.)