The Houhai Lake area of Beijing

28th July 2014

After the Great Wall walk and a much needed shower, not wanting to waste my last evening (after deciding I could have easily spent another four nights in Beijing, I really liked it here) I headed out again to find food and explore a little more.  Heading West of the hutongs I had visited the night before, I stumbled across another tourist hotspot, this time a plethora of brightly neon lit bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. 

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It was very pretty, but probably not a place I would go all the time due to the huge crowds and overpriced eateries.  That said, I did have a very tasty ‘vodka pasta’, with an amount of garlic in it that should ward off mosquitoes (and vampires) for the rest of my trip! 

A mojito and a spot of people watching from my cosy sofa outside the bar, and the band playing inside.

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I wandered some more, intending to leave, then found an acoustic band I liked the sound of, so sat there for a beer before heading back.

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A few more pics from around Beijing and it’s amazing network of hutongs

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His and hers!

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Really loving the toilets here! 

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Been searching everywhere for one of these…

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My time spent in Beijing I absolutely loved, and would have liked a little longer to explore this great city.  Oh well, my train was booked to Guilin the next day, and this, I couldn’t wait to see!

8 thoughts on “The Houhai Lake area of Beijing”

  1. I’m with the nomadic boys on the garlic! Nice to see the fish and chip shop, I guess they’re getting there own back for all the Lams Gardens and the Great walls we have over here! Daddykins

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