From a friend visiting China, this brilliant idea in the Kerry Hotel in Beijing.
Only if you have made the date-scrambling long-haul back and forth across the Pacific will you truly appreciate this work of genius. Well done.
And if you've seen this elsewhere, sorry! It was news to me.
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