Sorry for the lack of an update. I made it to Beijing on Tuesday night after my flight from Guangzhou was delayed, and the internet access at my hutong guest house was down yesterday. It’s back up now and it seems reliable (knock on wood) so I’ll hopefully post a longer update soon. I’ve got to crash now after being treated to watermelon, lamb skewers and too much vodka by the proprietor of the guest house. I couldn’t let the owner lose face, could I?