My summer vacation was a couple weeks ago, but my summer intensive morning classes just ended, so I finally have time to post my photos! Beijing was a bit dirty, and I really missed Korean food, but overall it was great trip! Here we go:
My first meal in China, a KFC chicken sandwich thing? I was really hungry at the airport. They also had these amazing egg tarts!
A bus and a cool building
Chinese words and some bicycles
The Paris hotel, which was not where we stayed
From a street over the bridge for crossing traffic. No one really walked over it but us tourists who would have definitely been run over by taxis otherwise
A government building!
Tiananmen Square take 2
Square flag raising ceremony
yellow haze and some guards
A quiet glance through trees in the Forbidden City
A large doorway in the Forbidden City
Forbidden City lily pads and a wedding photo shoot!
Where’s Ariel? (psst, I’m by a white pillar)
A statue celebrating communism (probably)
the most adorable dog in the world. this dog is real!
a fantastic peking duck restaurant
some stones in a temple complex
I’m somewhere in this photo as well! Temple of Heaven
This is where they sacrifice the pigs!
A child with no diaper, very common. He can pee or poop on the UNESCO world heritage site at any moment and no one will care but the confused American tourists.
Another wedding photo shoot! So pretty.
the entrance to a terrifying food market
these scorpions were twitching and still very much alive
some glazed fruit!
stinky tofu. it was an almost unbearable smell.
and a cool shop
more insects and the like…
I think maybe these are baby ducks? I don’t know..
magic bubbling drinks!
a Coca Cola store
The next day was dedicated to The Great Wall. It was a workout to climb, even though we only covered a small portion of it. We took a ski lift up, climbed right and left and up and down stairs, and then we slid down on toboggans!
Up the cable car to the first point of the Great Wall!
A view of the slide back down
where the ski lift ends
window inside one of the fortresses
view of the old portion of the wall, where no tourists are allowed
steep stairs down
and some steep stairs up!
my attempt at a jump photo. One day I will be good at these!
yellow haze at the Olympic Park
the swimming pool
bird’s nest up close
a very cool building! I’m not sure what was inside…
nighttime bird’s nest!
nighttime swimming pool and fountain show!
nighttime Olympic Park
A district for eating!
The next day, my last, was more relaxed. We mostly wandered around. We found a tea shop, and an art museum!
The front of the art museum!
a painting by Pang Maokun
prints by Luo Yingqiu
some calligraphy 2
and the express train to the airport and my flight home to Busan
Those were the highlights of my trip! I hope you enjoyed them. I miss you all!