Upgraded, 3 ambien, bottle of red wine. Flight = utter success
Landed in Beijing , -11 degrees. Gabriel's convinced he's caught SARS so stayed in the hotel all day . Whilst me and Jacob ventured off to wonder round sinlung ( the hipster/ soho area) however Starbucks and the apple store did not do it for our western expectations of trendy boutiques and soy lattes. None the less , our eyes were hooked when we saw the sign for Beit pita above a Peking duck noodle shop. When in Beijingt follow the Hebrew signs! 2 Falafel and hummus and an hour chat with Avi an Israeli electronics dealer we felt right at home !!
Meanwhile, Gabriel has told us that he spent the day in bed, on the phone with several doctors. Although he is wearing the asian 'ill person mask', he has made a miraculous recovery for dinner tonight.