The highlight of the short trip to Beijing was a visit to the Temple of Heaven Park on the Sunday.

Mostly older people gather to work out via the means of various traditional Chinese "sports" - rotating streamers, a kind of keepy-uppy with a shuttlecock, ballroom dancing and a weird thing with a ball and badminton rackets.

The lowlight was a 4 hour mini-bus ride from Tianjin to Beijing along appaling roads as the highway had been closed due to an accident - not surprising the way people drive.