HIROO, TOKYO

A few Tokyo black and whites, around Hiroo.

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Police on pretty much every corner.

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Cartoon figures of some type, on every corner.

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The 100 Yen Shop – why are all of their signs in English?

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A snow shovel for 100 Yen ($1). It snowed 2 times in 2 years when we lived in Tokyo .. not sure it is a good investment?

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PROTECTING YOUR PARKING SPOT, BEIJING

At first I thought that the owner of this bike was simply having a tough time letting go, the way that it is locked to the office chair.

Our guide explained that the bike owner was using the two items to protect their parking spot. Cones simply don’t do it.

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Colored balloons marking the local health care center.

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My final posted shot on Beijing, at the market.

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A great place to explore (just make sure you bring a polarizing filter to cut through the haze).

HUTONG MARKETS, BEIJING CHINA

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If you have followed this blog at some point you know that one of my favorite places to visit while traveling is a market. Beijing was no different. The markets are the best places to enjoy the “life” of a city.

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When you stand outside a street vendor like this, it makes our North American dining experience seem so .. pedestrian.

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A few black and whites.

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It also seems like their food is fresher. Farmer to market …. perhaps it is different in January.

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