Here are highlights from the from the first two days of my time in Beijing:
Great Wall (I climbed all the way to the top of the section we visited!)
Cloisonné factory and showroom
Man Fu Lou Restaurant for famous Beijing hotpot
Tea House (We had 6 different types of tea)
I have many stories and pictures to share when I get the chance. Suffice it to say I am really enjoying the cultural experience. Of course, the food is amazing!
Quick story. This morning after eating breakfast in the hotel, I decided to take a walk down the street. I saw many locals stopping at street food vendors, so I decided I had to try a traditional "on-the-go" Chinese breakfast. I observed the locals and decided to get what they were buying. I had ji dan bing (egg pancake), bao zi (vegetable-filled bun), and soybean milk (made fresh in a blender right in front of me). All of this for 8 yuon or $1.29!!