Tuesday, June 24: Chengde. China
8:00 I’m awake but have a head and chest cold. This could be a rough day.
9:00 I let the others know that I’ll be staying in bed today. I’m missing a trip to the Summer Palace. I’m okay with that.
9:30 I mix up another does of extra-strength Russian-made Neo Citran and am down for the count with 15 minutes.
18:00 I’m still a bit groggy but feeling some better.
19:00 We had originally planned to go for street food but learn that street food has recently been banned in Chengde. I’m not sure this is progress. We settle for Szechuan hotpot but this too is excellent.