April 27, 2015

Donghuamen Night Market

  We accidentally found this place a few months ago while looking for a place to eat downtown. Of course, this is not somewhere a "native Beijinger" would ever go. Nestled between enormous, and what appears to be luxurious, hotels, the Donghuamen Night Market is catered towards foreign tourists and Beijing college students. One does ...

April 03, 2015

A Younger and Whiter Me

When Rosemary, a lady who helps us with Chinese occasionally, had a glass mug filled with a bunch of herbs and random berries floating loosely in water I immediately asked her what she was drinking. She explained a famous doctor had said that she drank this combination every day to stay healthy, and recommended it. "Chinese people, we ...

The Opposite House, near the famous Sanlitun Bar St, is a very, seemingly, posh hotel. They have art curated by The Red Gate Gallery, Beijing's longest running private art gallery located in a 600-year old Ming dynasty watchtower, and the most glamorous restrooms I have ever seen. Luckily for us, through The Bookworm, they were hosting Michael ...

March 25, 2015

Summer Palace

One could easily be disappointed by The Forbidden City after visiting The Summer Palace; possibly one of the most visually arresting places I have ever seen. The incredible view and scenic park makes the uncountable steep stairs worth the effort. We couldn't help but duly note the emphasis put on how the Palace was burned by the British and French ...