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Beijing Postcards

sunny 15 °C

All cities have postcard shops but we have never seen one quite as elaborate as this…
But we have seen so many wonderful sights in Beijing that we thought we would create our own set of postcards just for you...

The New Beijing

Old Beijing – a hutong in the rain

Preparing for the 18th National Congress in Tiananmen Square

Flowers for the President at The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Forbidden City

Coal for winter fires, Beijing

The Birds Nest Olympic Stadium, Beijing

Chinese lanterns in the hutong

New Friends in Beijing

Now we are en-route to Xi’an to see the terracotta warriors so we thought it was time for a quick quiz about Beijing – with real prizes.
So - what on earth do you think these Chinese warning signs mean?
Give us the correct (or funniest) answers and we will mail a real postcard from China to anyone you nominate. Just imagine the fun you will have when a friend or relative receives a postcard apparently from you in China.
Disclaimer - This competition is absolutely free to enter, (Wow!), and you will not receive solicitations to purchase any products or services – Honestly! Just give us your answers in the comment section below for a chance to win one of these valuable postcards.
We will choose 6 winners and email for details of the recipients, together with personal greetings, and will pop the postcards in the mail ASAP.
Good luck.

Posted by Hawkson 02:29 Archived in China

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I think the one in the top left hand corner is the best..it is telling people not to cut off their arms or undress when they are in that street.
book club coming up on Wednesday..we will miss you Sheila.. jean

by Jean

have to wear a T Shirt,
Standing room only,
no climbing up ladders
from Charlie xxx

by charlie

  1. 1 Do not bath in this fountain
  2. 2 This is not a public loo
  3. 3 Do not remove ladder; workers on roof

by R and B

No baby carriages withundressed babies allowed
Parking for bamboo chairs only
Stay off the ladder
Hi Christine
And thank you all for wonderful armchair travelogues

by Alison

1. No washing laundry while driving
2. No crossing legs while carrying weapons
3. No escape without government issued pass

by Janet

Top left - no vending carts
Top right - no stacking things in tall piles
Bottom left - no climbing ladders

Thanks for the short diversion from my work. Now back to it!

by Deb

I got the genuine, number one translation from a very nice man with a cousin in Toronto:

a) people with no arms should not hold them out in starched shirts when riding on cart.(and I'll bet you didn't even know that was a problem).
b)In front of this pole is best place for photo of this pole.
c)do not holding ladder verticle when performing to mount or dismount.
So now you know...let me know if you need any further help with translation.
xo Catherine

by catherine

Tuk tuk drivers need to keep their shirts on (are there ever any female drivers :-)
Internet Cafe - stand up only, no seating available!
Don't use a ladder - get some exercise and climb up yourself!

by Maxine Stewart

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