Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Part 2 / Beijing Day 2

Updated: Jan 24, 2019

Ok, the next day we decided to stay within Beijing and explore The Forbidden City and all around. Since Ricky felt like he was mastering the train station, he guided us as I told him where I wanted to go. Totally OK with that as I get easily distracted in new surroundings and will probably walk us to Mongolia on accident.

Anyhow, we took the train and got ourselves to The Forbidden City, and again, due to the holiday, it was crowded. However, it was such a nice day, it was great to take a seat on the steps of the city and just people watch.

We went through the entire city, walked out, walked back to the front from the outside, and then just kind of stumbled upon this dome shaped building that looked cool while I was rummaging around my bag to find something to eat.

Ooooooh! An OREO - SCORE!

National Grand Theater of China by Paul Andreu in Beijing
National Grand Theater of China / Paul Andreu

We walked around and around until we ended up finding this restaurant we Googled (I was surprised Google and google maps still worked for us while we were in China. I’m thinking it didn’t “catch” us yet that we were using it. So Facebook, Instagram and Google all worked while we were there) and Trip-Advisored (I totally just made that as a verb) that had such high reviews we decided to try it. It was Yunnan food from a place called Lost Heaven and my goodness, it was delicious.

A bit spicy, but not overbearing and the flavors were perfectly blended.

The walk to the restaurant, however, was a bit weird. Walked down this weird pathway, and saw these interesting buildings and then realized that it was an old Embassy which now housed the restaurant. So if you do end up going, and if you think you're not going the right way - you're going the right way.

After dinner, as we were walking around to get back to the subway station, we passed by this old town looking area and decided to walk around. Walked down alleyways. I’m really into alleyways, and forever will be.

Alleyway in Old Town area in Beijing, China
Forever in Love with Alleyways

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