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Life was rosey in Beijing!

15 Nov

Remembering the beauty of summer as the snows set in!

A Quiet Place

2 Nov

Come with me to our rendevous ❀. . . .

Chinese Guardian

26 Oct

Unloading Day!

24 Oct

Unloading the #bokchoy trucks at the restaurant! I’ve never seen so much bok choy in my life – it was packed when they started unloading. 😯 Bok choy is such a staple of their food culture, people will pay thousands of dollars for a life size jade bok choy statue for their family rooms.In America, we express bountiful harvests through cornucopias or wheat bushels. They show it with bok choy πŸ˜„
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Noodles at the Street Market

19 Oct

Noodles for Sale!!

Taste Buds Beware!

15 Oct

#Confession – Most of my phone gallery are pictures of random Chinese things I need to translate to save myself. E.g. to know the difference between microspicy and ‘it’s too spicy’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Floral Masonry

10 Oct

One of my favorite mediums of art is Asian stonework c whether statues or the many scupltures woven into temples and palaces, I never fail to be impressed. πŸ’•

What’s your go to snack?

9 Oct

#Chinese c-store treats include corn on the cob and tea soaked duck eggs. πŸ˜ƒ It’s funny to me how concepts of what constitutes a ‘treat’ changes culture to culture.

WHAT’S YOUR GO TO C-STORE SNACK?

Far as the Eye Can See

5 Oct

View from #CCTV tower. It was such a beautiful day for taking pictures! πŸ’•πŸ“· You could see clear to the mountains and most of the city. You can see my last post for directions if you want to check it out yourself!
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CCTV Tower

4 Oct

Checked out the #CCTV Tower in #Beijing yesterday, and it turned out to be a GORGEOUS day for it! Was going to go to the forbidden city, but changed our minds . . . glad we did, this trip was perfect. Great view, clear skies, and not too many people πŸ’• 90RMB TICKET (without meal at revolving restaurant or undersea world).

Take line 1 or 10 to Gongzhufen Station (exit A). Follow map directions to cross over to the bus station (about 5 minute walk). Take any of the buses shown (437 is 1 stop, 977 is 2 stops) the correct number of stops. Get off and see the tower!

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