On this trip around the world almost everything has turned out like we planned it. Most of the time even better. But during our four days in China we had to spend three of them in our apartment. Elsa got a nasty stomach virus on our first day and we spent two days calling doctors, visiting a hospital and giving her as much fluid and hugs as possible. We had one day out on the streets before Luise was down with stomach cramps and a 24 hour fever. We had planned to visit the forbidden city, the local markets, and the restaurants Dali Courtyard and Pure Lotus. We had even practised how to say ‘Wo bu che rou’ (I don’t eat meat). But we will save that for another time. Here are some snapshots from the only day we spent out on the streets of Beijing.