The First Few Weeks in Beijing

tiananmen

Long time no write! I’ve been meaning to update you all but as usual, things get in the way and I’ve been exploring too. I’ve also been wondering how to document the first few weeks, whether to do an individual posts or do a summary like this. There are two upcoming posts on its way about two recent adventures which you may have seen on my Instagram.

Tiananmen (天安门)

I remember visiting on a Sunday during my first week in Beijing.I wasn’t able to enter the Forbidden City but next time I will. Note to everyone, buy your tickets online and from the official website. Instead, I had visited the garden next to Tiananmen. The entry was 2元 and it was a nice garden to spend the afternoon and had found hidden gems like the above photo. Leaving the garden, there was a crowd gathering at Tianamen and being the shorty I am, I wasn’t able to properly see what was going on. I ended up looking at someone’s phone who was recording, #shortpeopleproblems. It turns out it was the official lowering of the flag at sun down. It’s always nice to witness something like this. I believe this is a daily ritual.

tiananmen
tiananmen

Pizza Festival

Pizza is life. A friend had told me about a pizza festival happening on a weekend and being the pizza fanatic I am, I had to attend. Pizza stalls, beer stalls, just food stalls left and right. The highlight of this festival was the humungous pizza, pizza goals much? I’m going to keep this one short as I’m currently salivating about pizza whilst typing this up.

beijing pizza festival
beijing pizza festival

teamLab at Pace Beijing (teamLab在佩斯北京)

There was a teamLab exhibition at the Pace showcasing Living Digital Forest and Future Park(花舞森林与未来游乐园). This consists of various digital artwork that focuses on the use of light. There is an interactive area for kids and those who are a kid at heart (everyone) to play and what their drawing come to life. According to Pace and teamLab’s website, they both state the exhibition is on until the 19th November 2017. If you’re in Beijing and need something to do, go to the 798 art district and spend a few hours at this exhibition, then walk around the district to see the art. Entry is 120元 on the weekdays and 150元 on the weekends.

teamLab at Pace Beijing
teamLab at Pace Beijing
teamLab at Pace Beijing

Pace Beijing
798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing

佩斯北京
北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路2号798艺术区

Food

I can’t end a post without posting a few food pictures and some other food related things I have encountered.

matcha mille crepe
dumplings jiao zi

cucumber lays
yoghurt lays

funny chinese translation hotpot

I’m really excited about the next two posts! Currently browsing though thousands of photos deciding which ones to post!

20 Comments

  1. 17th October 2017 / 8:34 pm

    The teamLab at Pace Beijing looks absolutely amazing. I would love to see exhibitions like that!

    C x
    CurvyGirlThin.com

  2. 17th October 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Oh wow what an amazing sounding time you have in your first weeks in Beijing and how awesome does a pizza festival sound! I totally want to try some now.

  3. 17th October 2017 / 10:12 pm

    So? Did you manage to crush that pizza? My money would be on you to finish it!!
    China is mixed for me,I would love to see the sights and historical areas but not sure about some of culture.
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts.

  4. 18th October 2017 / 12:44 am

    Wowee! I mean I love pizza but you can sure sign me up to visit Beijing if their pizzas are as big as that. You could have leftovers for the week lol!

  5. 18th October 2017 / 9:40 am

    The pizza festival looks great and I love your photos, the food is making me hungry too x

  6. 18th October 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Wow the last pictures of food look interesting to say the least! And that pizza looks impressive though! It looks like you had a great trip!

  7. 18th October 2017 / 4:40 pm

    This is my trip of dreams, I’m sure it was an amazing experience. The pizza festival looks amazing and Im sure it was loads of fun x

  8. Katrina
    18th October 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Wow Beijing looks incredible and so does the food you capture it great in the pictures

  9. 19th October 2017 / 9:49 am

    Wow, what a stunning place and THAT PIZZA!??? HUGE!!!

  10. Danielle
    19th October 2017 / 12:53 pm

    It sounds like you are having an amazing time and that pizza looks epic.

  11. 19th October 2017 / 1:15 pm

    What an amazing trip! We’d love to go to a Pizza Festival and can’t believe the size of the Pizza!

  12. 19th October 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Oh wow the garden next to Tiananmen looks absolutely beautiful, and how amazing is that giant pizza! Interesting flavours on the crisps, all your food looks so yummy

  13. 19th October 2017 / 4:04 pm

    It looks like you’re having an incredible time in Beijing! I’m hoping to visit there sometime next year!

  14. 19th October 2017 / 10:54 pm

    That was a huge pizza! Like H-U-G-E!!! How many people could ea t that? Heard good things about Beijing, I’m sure you had fun.

  15. 20th October 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Omg wow I never would’ve expected a pizza festival in Beijing! That sounds like so much fun 😀

  16. Jemma
    20th October 2017 / 5:19 pm

    WOW! This is definitely on my list of places to visit.

  17. 24th October 2017 / 3:46 am

    My goooosh that pizza is huge!!! I have never been to Beijing but have always wanted to visit. That green cake — is that green tea or matcha flavor? Those two are my fave. No matter what I want a bite. LOL. Thank you for sharing this grand experience. I definitely need to visit someday soon.

  18. 24th October 2017 / 11:43 am

    So many different places, and they all look so unique! I would love to visit one day, such great stuff to experience, ranging from the very new to the very old 🙂

  19. 26th October 2017 / 10:37 am

    Beijing always looks amazing and that pizza looks epic!!

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