Beijing has treated us well. The bird has nothing to do with it, I just really like it.

Please also enjoy this heavily edited picture of the Great Wall. My photography skills cannot transcend the smog.

The Wall has been a highlight of the trip but it probably wouldn’t have been if we obeyed the signs and didn’t go further to the unrenovated part where no fat tourists dare to go. If caught I would’ve said I don’t speak or read english and I have no understanding of red circles with slashes in them.

The food here is so good I’m starting to think these cooks are actually gods, and they spread happiness to the people by serving them pork dumplings and meats swimming in garlic and butter.