China – Beijing and Xi’an

We spent our first week in China in Beijing and Xi’an, and saw many world-famous sites!

Monday  July 9  We arrived in Beijing and took the airport railway into town (another city with airport rail!).  We dropped off our stuff in the hutong hostel, and then after a quick nap decided to walk around to find a city map and something to eat. We headed down to ‘tourist central’ – Wangfujing street and its surrounding area. We asked for a map at the tourist information centre and got one of the area with most of the touristy stuff. After taking in the sights (scorpions still moving on a stick, anyone?) we played it safe and got some dumplings at Donghuamen snack street, and some roasted corn on a stick from Wangfujing snack street.

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