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.

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Heading into the airport.

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Claiming our baggage.

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After claiming out baggage we went to the main outside area of the airport where I found this giant vase.

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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.

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Catching the taxi.

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Arrived at our hotel.

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The bell boys were very quick and helpful with carrying all our luggage inside.

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It looked incredible inside. So far all the hotels I went to in China have been very good.

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They have a grand piano too! Too bad they had a sign saying please do not play. Haha!

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This is what our room looked like.

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After a short break, we decided to go out to check out the surroundings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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These fried seahorses and silk worm cacoons were among the things we didn’t dare to try.

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Some of the dumplings we bought that seemed to be more edible than the other foods we saw there.

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They had many pork, beef, chicken or squid on a stick as well.

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They also had bowl noodles too!

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Mmmm fried starfish.

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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!

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I decided on one of their special menu items.. but since the name is in Chinese I have no idea what it’s called.

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It was rather plain though. orz

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