I’ve sordidly realised that I still haven’t finished posting all of my photos from Beijing. I’m a horrible person. For those who are Facebook Friends with this little soul, you’ll know that I’m up to Day Six in uploading my piles of photographs – for those in the land of Website World, you’ll know that … I’m sadly sagging behind like the unenthusiastic and jubbly buttocks of a disgruntled fifty-something year-old. So, on that note – PHOTOS FROM DAY THREE –
Day three in Beijing, we take to the streets and find that Wangfujing (王府井) was only a few blocks back from our hotel – so we wander out in the morning to be assailed by…well…shopping. Prices are a little exxy here still and are considerably higher than those in Australia (really) so we didn’t buy much – pausing only at Uniqlo to pick up some basics and wearing the soles of our shoes down in the massive Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore.
Parallel to the Wangfujing Snack Street is a street that has many large restaurants – one of which, we visit later on in the tour. During the day, it certainly feels rather dilapidated, but at night, decked with fairy-lights, the whole area comes alive.
PROTIP: I would just like to let you all know – if you love coffee, NEVER and I really mean NEVER buy coffee from a Beijing Starbucks. It honestly tastes like clumpy old creamer in three-day-old coffee. DON’T DO IT.
After eventually finding mum and dad and turfing them out of the huge bookstore – we made our way to dinner – delicious times at Shabu Shabu – we weren’t particularly certain how (or what) to order, so we just agreed to whatever our waiter suggested. It turned out to be a massive feast and one of the most generous hot-pots (火锅) I have every experienced. Oy. Filling.