On my evening exploration trip around Beijing last night I came across a fairly average book shop (except everything is in Mandarin of course).
It’s amazing how cheap everything was though, only 10 Chinese Yuan per book which is the equivalent of around $2 Australian. How the shop or the authors make a profit is beyond me.
After the bookshop we braved some of the more shady outskirts and red light district of Beijing to get to a restaurant that Liu particularly liked. It lived up to his description with some very tasty food.
With another evening of adventure over I once again need to pack my gear and get ready for another uncomfortable overnight train tomorrow.
It’ll be a shame to say goodbye to Liu. Despite communication being tricky, and having to use Google Translate a lot, we seem to have a very similar attitude towards life and a passion for adventure. No time for complaining though, next stop Shanghai!