Tag: Beijing

Beijing Uses Nutrient Bags for Trees

In Beijing, China the ground is very dry and has a layer of dust from the Gobi Desert. Whenever that layer of dust gets wet it solidifies and becomes hard like concrete which doesn’t provide a lot of nutrients for vegetation. It looks weird when initially seeing it because it looks like an IV bag, …

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Walking on the Sidewalk in China Can Be Difficult

Walking down the sidewalk in China can be difficult. This is an actual photo of a sidewalk in Beijing. First off they use bricks which looks nice, but over time it becomes bumpy and uneven. Then they place as many obstacles in the path of the sidewalk as possible. This causes all sorts of hazards …

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Mechanical Panda Statue in Beijing

Olympics are Over and Beijing’s Pollution Factories are Full Blast

As soon as the Winter Olympics are over in Beijing, China has started up their factories again and polluting is going full blast. Here is a photo of the sky just a couple days ago and then once the Paralympics are over now look at the weather forecast and look at what the sky looks …

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Commemorative Beijing Olympics Currency

2022 Winter Olympics Hosted from Beijing, China

It’s been killing me that I’m so close to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and I can’t see anything in person because China has all the Olympic athletes in a bubble in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  So I decided to drive over to the Olympic park to see how …

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North Korean Bobsled Concerns

How Xi Jinping Feels About Uyghurs

Artwork in the Beijing Airport

Embassy of Togo in Beijing

Beijing Winter Olympics Signs

Starting to see billboards, signs, and street paintings starting to show up for the Winter Olympics that will be held in Beijing starting February 4-20th.

China Sells Chocolate Milk in a Bag

And it’s surprisingly good.

Things to See Around The Summer Palace in Beijing

Spiced Duck Claw Snack

In China you can find all sorts of crazy things to eat. Here is just one example of something I found at the supermarket. Personally I didn’t know ducks had claws nor have I ever wanted to eat one, but apparently here they do.

Yonghe Lamasery Beijing, China

Went to the Yonghe Lamasery, otherwise known as the Lama Temple, in Beijing, China. I took a ton of photos and sorry this post has so many of them, but I’m pretty sure I will not be coming back so I wanted to share the photos from my experience.

Sanyuanli Wet Market

Sanyanli Wet Market located in Beijing, China is a place that has fresh fish, produce, tea, alcohol, and many other items for a reasonable price.  It is busy and a little crowded during peak hours, but all the vendors are helpful and willing to sell you whatever they have to offer.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing

Passed by the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing, China.

Chinese Fashion Statement

I saw this guy riding a scooter that had the word Potato written across the back of his jacket.  Now that’s a fashion statement!  Is this some new brand of clothing, is he really hungry and loves potatoes, or maybe he doesn’t even understand what it says?

Shopping in Beijing, China

Shopping in Beijing, China can be a fun experience.  There are a lot of stores, malls, wet markets.  Here is the Soho building and The Place that provides a couple good places to shop.

Nice Cans

I found this at the Sanyuanli Wet market in Beijing and I knew right away there was a joke to be made.  “Nice cans!”  These are actually cans of diet tea to help you lose weight.

Beijing is Showing Signs of Spring

Beijing Airport at Night

Grocery Shopping in China

I went grocery shopping in Beijing to buy some food and to see what types of food Chinese might have that we don’t have in the United States. It was interesting to see the wine selection with baskets with fruit below the wine, however much to my surprise there were all sorts of things that …

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Weird Statue in Beijing

I came across this funny statue in Beijing so I took a photo of it. After looking at it I can’t quite figure out what it is supposed to be. The face looks almost like an unhappy alien, but it’s wearing a Speedo and has what looks like a deer antler hat on and I’m …

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Change is in the Autumn Air