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.
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.
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.
A few more pics from around Beijing and it’s amazing network of hutongs
His and hers!
Really loving the toilets here!
Been searching everywhere for one of these…
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!
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Looking forward to seeing what you think of Guilin. We’re going there on Sunday.
You can NEVER have enough garlic 🙂
Guilin is just stunning. Well not the town, but get out onto the River Li and go hiking through the back mountains it’s beautiful. xx
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
Ha ha 🙂
Again lovely pics xx
I would be quite horrified if I had to use one of those toilets!
Andrew would love one of those at home! Ha Ha!
One of what?! X