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Almost 80 days in Beijing

Countdown to my global commute

sunny 36 °C

The last week in Beijing as been a tumultuous one! Loads of planning and sorting what to do when, how, and where! Last week I laid low most of the week and made an appearance on Friday and Saturday nights – I was put to shame with my friends 62 year old mom made it a later night than I did. Sunday I checked out a few art galleries and was inspired – more inspired than I have been in a long time and I’m looking forward to dabbling into my “artistic” no not my “autistic” side when I’m back…just like my travels I have a million ideas of what I want to do.


I’m still a sunshine girl at heart and enjoyed the sunny lawn at the last gallery opening I checked out.

I will hit 3 continents in 3 weeks and make it back to China in 4! It is the nuttiest travel I’ve ever undertaken and will have to let you know how it all works out. It culminates in the wedding of my oldest (not in age thank you very much) girl friend on the 13th of June. I am looking forward to partaking in the wedding festivities for Kaitlin and Mark in San Diego! Plus I’m the maid of honor… yes she has trusted me with those duties!

Between now and then I will visit my old stomping grounds of Bremen and all my friends there. Bremen isn’t going to know what hit it with this load of girls back together – VIVA BREMEN

After that I’m heading to Montreal to let you know how all things Canadian are Eh! It will be my first time visiting my previous neighbor to the north so I will keep you posted because my previous experiences had a lot to do with South Park the movie.

Finally I will return to NL for a bit before once again boarding a plane to China. Looking forward to resting at home for a few days after all this big adventure – and don’t worry I’m already thinking about my next holiday.

Having been in Beijing almost 80 days now I have loads of observations but to start I will give you my top 5 off the cuff -

“Talking” to taxi drivers… I love Beijing and Yao Ming are two good common interests
Street food / Local food – discovering yummy new eats
Meeting new friends in the revolving door of a social scene that is Beijing
Discovering a preference to house music
Living it up Beijing style


I’ve discovered the tastiest thing ever – it is very thin sliced potatoes and they are delicious!!! Pared with a Tsingtao and BBQ corn I’m in 7th heaven… and also dinner tonight.

This might be the last post for a while from Beijing (which was 36 and sunny today - too bad I'm working and not backpacking!) but I will try and put some updates on the next few weeks or who knows I may just be in a city near you!

Posted by Hansnally 20:36 Archived in China Tagged food

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