The First Few Weeks in Beijing


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.


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



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[left]cucumber lays[/left][right]yoghurt lays[/right]

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 so far.

20 responses to “The First Few Weeks in Beijing”

  1. Charli says:

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

    C x

  2. Sarah Bailey says:

    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. Patrick says:

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

  6. 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. Lynne Harper says:

    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 says:

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

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

  10. Danielle says:

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

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

  12. Tanya says:

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

  14. 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. Laura H says:

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

  16. Jemma says:

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

  17. Omg the size of that pizza! Looks like an amazing time has been had so far!

  18. 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.

  19. Emily Leary says:

    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 🙂

  20. Beijing always looks amazing and that pizza looks epic!!

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哈喽!Nicol is a China based British blogger with a goal to visit all provinces in China, using this blog to document the good, the bad and the ugly of anything and everything. Currently visited 32/34.