I came back from Beijing a week ago but if anything, this trip has only intensified my longing to travel around the world more than it satiated my tourist dreams. Now I want so badly to jet off to all parts of the world, see every wonder this planet has to offer, experience every culture, and be told the history of different countries!
But for now, I guess I just have to wait and save and be patient until I am financially ready to fulfill my life-long dream. *Sigh*
And while I’m on the process of waiting, let me share with you my experience in Beijing through these pictures.
First, the hotel that was largely responsible for our very comfortable week’s stay in Beijing - Pentahotel, located somewhere in Chongwenmen Wai Street, Dongcheng District.
The front desk
The cafe tables
Where we eat breakfast
The elevator lobby
The noodle bar
I super love the interior design of the lobby. It feels so cozy and posh. Plus, our tour package was inclusive of a daily breakfast buffet which was awesome because their buffet breakfast included a heavenly galore of bacon and eggs and a satisfyingly healthy assortment of fresh fruits!
Here we are waiting to depart from the Philippines and go off to China. Our flight was delayed for an hour and a half, by the way. I killed the time reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
Now some shots from the museum we visited.
The great view outside
The puffer jacket that kept my upper body warm and safe from the harsh winter. Our coldest was 13 degrees below zero, hottest was 3 degrees below 0. Which gave me a very ugly case of windburned hands despite wearing gloves.
Now some of my favorite jump shots:
With my older sister.
And this is just a really nice photo. I look all puffy here but the background is stunning.
And you know what’s so great about China aside from their breathtaking views and rich history? Their babies. I swear Chinese babies are the cutest, what with their puffy shaolin cheeks reddened by the winter wind. Like this puffy kid at the zoo who was trying to scoop up the ball with his little hands.
THE MAGNIFICENT WILDS. My favorite part of the zoo tour.
This reminded me of Scar.
The white tiger
It’s ready to attack.
What a beauty.
Squinting at the sun with my sister.
Standing on a frozen lake!
Accessories from H&M
Okay, my China blog post ends here. Hope you guys enjoyed looking through the photos! This trip was a really great experience for me and an unforgettable one as well. I really learned a lot about the history and culture of this strong and still rising country. Now, I say goodbye with the anticipation for more out of the country trips in the near future. :)