Travel Blogs from Beijing
... people either stretching or holding very still next to a tree. In one park a man was walking round the entire place backwards whilst another man was walking round just clapping.
We have really enjoyed interacting with people in China. They ...
Had a great first day in Beijing, despite the fact that the Forbidden City was closed. It's closed on Mondays apparently. Probably should have checked in advance. Oh well, back again tomorrow. Explored Tiananmen Square and a shopping street to the south instead. There are definitely a ton of people here but somehow Beijing doesn't seem as crowded as I had expected. Even rush ...
... to try out one of the restaurants in the hotel and so went up to the Chinese restaurant Utopia on the 4th floor. We had the most delicious meal there and it was really reasonably priced - just over 400 yuan for all of us - which is about $80! Since it was still early we went back into the lounge and had a couple of drinks and then headed up to bed - the next time I get into a bed it will be my own one!!
... as i thought. I was taken good care of :) .
After arriving and checking into the hostel, we wnt to to nanluoguxiang hutong area for Beijing lunch of noodles and lamb kebobs and did some shopping and window shopping at the cute shops that border tha water. That night we went to Tiananmen square and then qianmen street for starbucks and dinner. This is a high class pedestrian street but around it are small hutongs and shops and food spots. So we ...
... out, and it turned out we were within walking distance of a famous Beijing landmark: the Lama Temple. We headed off in that direction, passing the Russian Embassy on the way. No pictures… didn't want to take a chance of having the Chinese army guys stopping us. The building was monolithic, with a huge fountain in the front…. Also completely surrounded by a huge stone wall with razor wire. Eep.
We knew we were getting close to the temple, as ...
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