This is Oscar. He's 28, single, an only child, majored in English, and was our tour guide for 3 days in Beijing. Our tours were filled with stories, jokes and philosophies.
He told us his definition of Paradise:
I can understand why he'd think an American salary would be paradise when he made only $30.00 a day as a tour guide, and that was a good salary. I don't know anything about the houses in UK or the women in Russia - but I have tasted Chinese cuisine.
Let me show you just some of the chinese food I was able to eat.
Noodles with pork. Not sure what part of the pork was used but it was delicious! Lorie got the same thing only with egg. The eggs looked just like the pork, in the brown oil but it had roundish morsels. She found out after she ate it that it could have been termite or ant eggs. She said that it tasted good anyway.
Donkey. It was seasoned well and I had only a small portion, but it tasted fine...kinda like chicken!
Wonton soup. It tasted good, especially with cilantro. Then I noticed the large pieces of "rice" had eyes. Those little shrimps are a delicacy, or so I've been told. All I know is I tasted them all day!
Peking Duck - it was good, especially wrapped in a wonton skin.
The ever popular rice dish. It tasted yummy!
Noodles with tomato and eggs - chicken eggs, I think!
Steamed pork dumpling - tasty!
Lily Bulbs - interesting but good.
Watermelon was served at almost every meal. It was the sweetest I've tasted. I love the presentation of all the dishes.
Last, but not least, are some foods available for consumption - but, my daring spirit must have been spirited away. I had NO desire to eat that! (click on the picture to read what this is.)
So whaddyathink? Would you include Chinese food in your definition of paradise?