So I've been on vacation in China for a couple of weeks and now I'm back! :) Yay. It's good to be back. I've taken a ton of pictures and can't decide which ones to upload. Here are a few from Beijing-- to get a sense of the place and people. Not sure how many parts I'm going to post (there're still pictures of food and a couple of other cities!) I'll just post these for now :) Excuse the blurriness, un-straightness, and anything else weird. Trying to take pictures and walk among huge crowds while avoiding getting hit by vehicles or looking like a complete idiot results in shakiness. Oh, and I don't have a nice camera.
Yes, let us start off with this Bruce Lee themed fast food restaurant called "Kung Fu." This was in one of the 2008 Olympic buildings and I saw it in a couple of other cities too. Regrettably, I did not try the food here because I wanted to eat at non-fast-food restaurants.
Now then, chronological order. This was us flying over Siberia!
Climbing the Great Wall! Great exercise for one's thighs.
View of road and mountains from the Great Wall.
KFC! No, I did not eat here. It was near the base of the Great Wall, in case we're hungry from climbing so many steps. I think this caters to the American tourists.
Also near the base of the Great Wall. I'm from California and have never encountered California Beef Noodles. I think this caters to non-American tourists who've never been to California.
Walking towards the Bird's Nest building (on the right) of the 2008 Olympics. Look at those lighting structures!
Where everyone's hanging out.
Visiting Tiananmen Square. It doesn't look like there're many people here but you have no idea how much patience I had spent waiting to take this soldier's solo photo.
Horses, bikes, and vehicles. Looks pretty normal to me.
An empress's clothing and shoes from one of the tombs found in Beijing.
An ancient spiritual path lined with old carved stone statues. A very peaceful and beautiful walk.
Shopping district! Here is where you can find everything from Gucci to... pretty much anything else.
The food court in the basement of one of the malls. The food courts here seriously kick butt.
More food court pictures. You get to choose whatever you want from the many stalls and they will cook it for you right then and there.
Sorry, I'm a bit rushed or I'd say more! I'll share more photos next time :)