A Trip To Wangfujing 王府井 and Tiananmen 天安门

Some of you might be wondering why I didn’t post for such a long time. I had my mid term tests last week, so I had to study a lot. Funnily though, I got most points in Speaking and Listening, even though those two are the ones I have most difficulty in… =D But enough about that, I have some very interesting pictures to show you!

A week ago, some of my classmates and I went to Wangfujing and then Tiananmen. The smog that day was… I don’t even know what to say about that… But despite the bad air quality, we decided to go out, and we didn’t regret it! It was my first time in the Beijing subway that day and pretty much out of the campus in general… so everything seemed so cool and beautiful! I was sooooo excited! *-* After two changes of the subway and about 30-40 minutes we arrived at Wangfujing subway station. There were soooo many people, mostly foreigners. 

This is what Wangfujing looks like:

(Well, a tiny part of it, at least…)

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And this is the famous Wangfujing food street, where you can find lots of… interesting foods.

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王府井小吃街:

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As soon as you enter this little street, you will immediately notice “the smell”. If you have ever been there, you know what I’m talking about. There is a very specific, strong smell, so need a pretty strong nose if you want to stay there…   

And here is where the fun part begins:

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The one on the right, I could try, yeah, but the one of the left… nope.

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Dead and alive scorpions:

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No idea what that thing was and I kind of don’t want to know… But I guess it was good, because a lot of people were eating it.

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Next time I come here, I will definitely try these fruits! They look delicious.

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We ended up not eating anything, not because we didn’t want to, in fact, I was really hungry but I didn’t want to try a scorpion or a snake on an empty stomach… so, next time I will try something for sure! =D


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From here we went to Tiananmen. We waited for about 30 minutes to enter the square. My Chilean classmate said that he has never waited so much to enter. But on that day, the tragedy in Paris happened, so there was a lot more security on the streets. We finally went through security control and then…

This!

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We walked along the square, took a lot of pictures and then my Chilean classmate wanted to surprise us and take us to an interesting place nearby. And we went to the National Centre for the Performing Arts (“The Giant Egg”). To this gorgeous building! 

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Unfortunately, the air was too bad that day, so I am not really satisfied with the photos… =( so this means that I definitely have to come back again to take better ones! =D

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The returning journey was a bit complicated… they closed all nearby subway stops so we had to walk to the nearest open one which was about 30-35 minutes away. But we got back safely and pretty tired, too! It was an awesome evening. =)

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