B&B Inn (Beijing Baishiqiao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
I have had an amazing year, but the time has been and gone to say goodbye to Suzhou! I am now in Beijing, getting ready to head off on my biggest adventure yet - North Korea. I'm just going to put up pictures from my last week here - I bet you can't help but smile back at all the happy ...
... American waffle and a raisin twist both covered with melty choco honey goodness....mmmmm. I'm falling back asleep. Bimble through the square on our way to Tianenmen and the Mao mausoleum to the soothing tunes of Laos techno pop. Despite all the smokers, it strikes me that there's virtually no litter anywhere. Seriously, this place is spotless. It's also worth noting that traffic lights mean virtually NOTHING here. The green man is an indicator of a period of time where ...
I really enjoyed seeing the hutongs, especially the one next to Sichahai. My friend and I took a pedicab ride through it and heard about the history and how the homes were laid out in quadrangles. Unfortunately, I also saw evidence of the hutongs being torn down to make way for more highrise buildings. I find this to be very sad and a great loss of Chinese history and culture.
... sources as being too overcrowded and giving an unauthentic experience. True, it is overcrowded and hawkers are constantly badgering you to spend your money. But you are not obliged to spend a penny, nor are you required to stay stood amongst the crowds at the wall exits. Many people seem to turn up at this section of the wall and walk a short distance before turning back. It is, however, possible to walk further and get more of a peaceful, scenic experience. Also, ...
... food we brought in with us to prove it was not poison.
We wandered around looking at things until our legs ached and then hot, tired and underwhelmed, we ended our second day out in Beijing.
I took over the organizing the evenings activities. I decided a trip to Wangfujing Snack street would be fun and then a dinner of peking duck at a famous restaurant.
Wangfujing Snack street is fantastic - just the sort of thing Vinh and I ...
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