So Huiwen came to visit for the first time here at Beijing. Her coming here actually gave me the chance to meet more people and also do more sight seeing myself. Hung out with Arnold over the weekend with his work mates who supposedly all “snuck out” from work on Friday to come to Beijing for this holiday. Bunch of awesome people.
We went to Forbidden City.
This place is humoungus, can’t imagine how big a house does one person have to live in.
We also found a Jazz place, FINALLY!!!!.. and they play everyday! 9pm – 12am. I might find myself spending a lot of time here muahahahahahaha
Near the Jazz place near Houhai area, we found scorpions. I’m of course chicken shit and wouldn’t even go close to one, not to mention put one in my mouth. Huiwen on the other hand, would chomp down anything that’s fried.
The Arnold gang finished off with a hotpot session after the Forbidden City tour.
According to the painting seller at Forbidden City this is one of the most famous hot pot places at Beijing at Wangfujing. So we went there, for about RMB150 per person. It was a different kind of hot pot, quite healthy coz the soup was clear and without taste, but it came with sauces that tasted pretty good. We came to this place directly from the Forbidden City, and since there weren’t any cabs that were willing to run the meter, we had no choice but to use the TukTuk (bike with built in seats at the back and cover, ala Thailand style). I had strict instructions from Rachel to never take this mode of transport coz it was super dangerous, and yes it was!!!. I asked the dude how much it was going to be and he said RMB20, so I said fine, even thouhg knowing that a taxi would cost RMB10. Yes, super dangerous, no stopping at traffic lights, going against traffic, everything you can think of. But we got to our destination safely. Then the dude asked us for RMB40, saying RMB20 a person. I’m like WTF?!!?!? fuck no, I gave RMB20, and told the other dude sitting with me. “get out”. He obeyed, and just walked out of the Tuktuk. Huiwen in the other Tuktuk checked with us and did the same. Arnold and Jemma got scammed RMB50 for that ride. HAHAHA. that could have gotten them half way to the airport.
Anyway, sorry for the total chronological mess of this blog post. But there’s a problem with the cut and paste function of the pictures so I had no choice but to write my blog post accordingly to the pictures uploaded!