I have been expecting my Beijing exploits to come to an end for quite some time now -- things seem to have been conspiring against us since the very beginning. Still, it has been quite an experience and, while I may not have been here long enough to develop the attachment that I have for Japan, I find myself strangely fond of Beijing, China, and its quirky ways.

Of course, it's not possible to spend time in China without visiting the various markets, getting a tailored suit, and just generally being a bit of a tourist.

Over the next few weeks, I hope to find a chance to go through the numerous photos I have taken and offer some up online. Thanks, for the time being, have to go to George for his photographic records.