China Holiday 2010: Day 6: Beijing
After a 2 hour flight from Shanghai that I slept through, we arrived at Beijing. This is the plane that we arrived on.
Heading into the airport.
Claiming our baggage.
After claiming out baggage we went to the main outside area of the airport where I found this giant vase.
After a bit of asking around, we figured that we had too much luggage to take the train to our hotel, so we decided on catching a taxi.
Catching the taxi.
Arrived at our hotel.
The bell boys were very quick and helpful with carrying all our luggage inside.
It looked incredible inside. So far all the hotels I went to in China have been very good.
They have a grand piano too! Too bad they had a sign saying please do not play. Haha!
This is what our room looked like.
After a short break, we decided to go out to check out the surroundings.
Close to the hotel were a number of stores that sold a large variety of items including souvenirs, clothing, gadgets and so on. This was very welcome considering it was harder for us to find this kind of stuff in Shanghai.
We spent a lot of time looking around and before long, it was already evening and we were still exploring the place, checking out shopping malls and so on.
We were starting to get hungry so we were about to head to a restaurant we saw down one of the roads, but we found this on the way.
According to the sign it is the Donghuamen night market which is a really long row of food stalls selling a lot of various foods.
These fried seahorses and silk worm cacoons were among the things we didn’t dare to try.
Some of the dumplings we bought that seemed to be more edible than the other foods we saw there.
They had many pork, beef, chicken or squid on a stick as well.
They also had bowl noodles too!
Mmmm fried starfish.
Since I decided not to eat too much from those stalls, we also made a trip to a KFC we passed earlier when exploring the place. Seems like they deliver as well!
I decided on one of their special menu items.. but since the name is in Chinese I have no idea what it’s called.
It was rather plain though. orz