A few more snaps of our trip to Beijing with the Cat and the Dan during Golden Week:
Dumpling making galore at The Hutong where many, many jiaozi were consumed.
The lovely Hulu Hotel where we stayed in the dusty hutong streets with their hungry pet fish, and one of many friendly catkins in Wudaoying Hutong near Confucius Temple, home of multiple cat cafes.
And lastly the serene Confucius Temple featuring an interesting bit of blurb considering recent Hong Kong events.
Lovely to holiday with you D&C - thanks for coming to see us!
Hiking on The Wall with Beijing Hikers.
We passed a total of 8 other people the whole day, walked 8km in the sun (and biting cold wind at 10am!) and saw views upon views of the amazing wall. Tasty local dishes for lunch and a well deserved sleep on the bus on the way back to Beijing!
What a fantastic day for it!
On National Day we avoided the crowds and checked out Xinchang, an ‘ancient’ water town in south east Shanghai on the metro.
Munched delicious veggie and pork jiaozi made by the friendliest and loudest woman in China who declared her love for Dan, wandered the peaceful old streets along the river, crossed centuries old bridges and stopped for beer in a beautiful courtyard cafe. All under a gorgeous bright blue autumnal sky.
Chinese National Holiday; 2 friends, 7 days off, 1.3 billion people traveling. People mountain, people sea.
All our favorite buildings illuminated in red. An emotional and mechanical breakdown on the AWESOME sightseeing tunnel. Dinner, views and cocktails.
Couldn’t have said it better myself!
Another adorable front door courtesy of one of my Bridesmaids - this time from the great state of Virginia!