I have just arrived back from a trip to the great wall of China, an accomplishment I feel slightly guilty for considering how many others have romanticised doing it, and prioritised it in their 'life goals', whereas it has always been, for me, just something to do if it came up. Today it came up,... Continue Reading →
Two parks, one terrifyingly rickety roller-coaster and a tasty Chinese doughnut = one very productive and exciting day. Chaoyang district and Tuanjiehu Park: Chaoyang Park:
On the morning of Friday 30th I took a stroll down to the shopping and dining streets of Sanlitun and search of a giant stone, apparently a popular attraction of Beijing... ...and sure enough: I don't know what else I was expecting. We then took a trip to the Temple of the Earth for a... Continue Reading →
Today I went to a fancy new place, but only went to a cafe to do some dissertation reading and eat too much chocolate cake, just to get straight back on the train back to Dongzhimen, where I'm staying until tomorrow afternoon. But I did manage to get a few photos of some cool details... Continue Reading →
Today I visited the 798 art district, ate a tasty Chinese pancake thing and came back on the subway all by myself, how adventurous...
I'm not going to lie, it took me a while to make myself get up this morning. I don't know if it's because I tired myself out yesterday, if it's the pollution in the air or if it's that I'm feeling ill (something I was warned about but really don't want to be true, I... Continue Reading →
This afternoon after my lunch of Bau Ze (apparently not dumplings however much they look like them), I ventured out into the city for a walk South past the Western shopping and dining area of Sanlitun. I really underestimated the size of this city; what I thought was going to take a maximum of an... Continue Reading →