Beijing Day 2

Day 2 in Beijing, led us to Forbidden City, unfortunately by the time we got there there was only two hours left until closing.

So we decided to go to Tiananmen Square, however, on our way there we were swarmed with people trying to sell us knock off products, anything from purses to Forbidden City souvenirs to tour packages. These people are some of the most persistent I’ve ever met. Alas to lose the crowd, we ended up exploring more of the neighbouring communities via rickshaw. Our guide was very knowledgeable and I found out that our hotel used to be a university. He dropped us off in the middle some shopping district, from there we wandered about, taking in the sights and storefronts.

We stumbled upon the most amazing street, South Luogu Lane, lined with beautiful boutiques and restaurants, where I was finally able to find vegetarian food! And it was some of the most delicious eats I have ever savored.

Below is a photo of some men playing Chinese Chess on one of the side streets off of South Luogu Lane.

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  1. Posted March 4, 2011 at 1:03 am by mike | Permalink

    hehe, you just pointed and shot this one didn’t out… incognito?!

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