Just a quick update…
I will pay more after our return. On Tuesday we visited. Beihai Park / White Cloud Temple and the Prince Gong Mansion. Wednesday was all about the Forbidden City, plus a bit of the neighboring hutongs. Today is mostly about resting our feet, although we plan on visiting the Capital Museum […]
We’ve been to the National Art Gallery, the Beijing Zoo, Wangfujian (upscale shopping area like NYC’s 5th Ave & the stores of Times Square combined), and a snack street (even the Minnesota State Fair doesn’t have scorpion on a stick). Dan visited HoHai to walk around the lake and listen to music. And, the […]
Rained a lot today. Same forecasted for tomorrow.
Walked a ton today. Visited Silk Market and several Hutongs (historic residential alleyways dating back to the 12th century). Tried visiting National Art Museum but had bad directions and none of the English speakers we talked to knew where it was – although apparently we were one […]
After the parade was over we discovered The Temple of Heaven was open, so it became out first official Tourist Stop. It’s less than an hour’s walk from where we’re staying, but we’re glad we took the subway because we did a lot of walking around the grounds. The temple is where sacrifices were […]