Shared bikes were the new pink in big Chinese cities. The problem, they were competing pedestrian road space.
When they run out of the space, they started piling on top of each other.
After visiting the Forbidden City on day 1, we were meeting up with a friend in Nanluogu Xiang for our first night out in Beijing.
Map of Nanluogu Xiang
Jigsaw puzzle shop.
One of Jason’s favorite shops, an ocarina shop. Mr. Link in the game Legend of Zelda used to play an ocarina.
A well-known British local opened a T-shirt shop.
The restaurant made offerings to a money god sitting one side of its walls.
Boiled vegetable wrap.
Dessert was of course pea cakes, my favorite traditional Beijinger dessert.
Half-way French fries.
Cat coffeeshop was another popular gathering scene in China….
You probably would enjoy it more if you are not allergic to cats like me.
Two big cats guarding the door.
Introduction about their species.
Scent Library, one of my favorite shops.
Hundreds of perfumes waiting for your smell.
Soft clay shop.
Pictures depicting how hard it was to make tiny clay figurines.
Clay monster family.
We spent the rest of the night in Pass By Bar, the first shop opened on this street back in the early 90s.
Hundreds of selection for the night.
New beer for Jason
Got our snacks for the flight back to the U.S., duck wings from Zhou Hei Ya, the most famous duck shop in China.
Second night out we decided to browse my favorite spot in the city, Houhai, not far from Nanluogu Xiang on the first night out.
Dinner consisted of Hunan foods at a very reasonable price for lake-view seating in center of Beijing.
Jason bought a jar of Chinese osmanthus tea.
At a calligraphy shop.
I bought a pair of Fishing in Authumn ink paintings.
It rained that night, so we decided to take a electric tricycle home. Fortunately, our hotel wasn’t too far to cost us a fortune.