Travel: Beijing with Mara and Gunther I

I’m on my way to Tanzania. I’m not sure if I’ll have internet access there, so I scheduled some posts from our trip to Beijing. πŸ™‚


Since Mara and Gunther come to China for my wedding, they also wanted to visit Beijing. So Star and I went there to meet them on 7/24. After we check-in at the hotel, we went to the most famous Roast Duck place in Beijing.

The chef comes with a cart with the whole duck and slices it in front of us.




To eat it, we place on a pancake some sliced scallion, a thick soy sauce and 1-2 pieces of duck


roll it and bon apetite! πŸ™‚



Mara and I haven’t seen each other since my last visit to Germany, 1.5 years ago. We’re both glad that we’re increasing the frequency of our meetings! πŸ™‚


We walked around and saw mini scorpion BBQ.


obviously Gunther had to had one! πŸ™‚


and there was a traditional skill show on the street: blow a candy monkey


as I blow, the man was making the monkey


voila, a candy monkey blowed by myself πŸ˜‰



We also had the famous 狗不理 dumplings


we went to θ€θˆθŒΆι¦†, a traditional tea house to see a chinese show




Although I’ve been in Beijing many times before, but this time with Mara and Gunther is the most fun one. Well… I guess I’ll have fun wherever I go with these two people! πŸ˜‰

More to come! πŸ™‚


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3 responses to “Travel: Beijing with Mara and Gunther I

  1. DiningAndDishing

    How fun!! So jealous of all the travelling you get to enjoy :).

    – Beth @

  2. Annie

    oh how fun!
    im too chicken to eat scorpion though!

  3. Looks like such a wonderful time, Coco, I’m glad you’re having a great time with your friends! Blowing a candy monkey looks like so much fun!

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