Park Explorations: Greetings from Beijing! (四)


你们好 my darlings –

~ Today’s Mandarin Lesson ~
character: 四| pinyin: sì | definition: 4 | pronunciation: se
character: 们 | pinyin: men | definition: plural marker for nouns (i.e. we, you all, them) | pronunciation: men
character: 公园 | pinyin: gōngyuán | definition: park | pronunciation: goongyewen

I was told Beijing winter’s are pretty terrible, so Kyle and I took advantage of the nice weather the first weekend I was in the city to hit some outdoors tourist attractions. Below are some highlights. Enjoy! xx

A view of the Forbidden City from Jingshan Park (23 hectares) in the heart of Beijing.
Stunning dragon art made of flowers and foliage in Beihai Park.
More than half of the 71 hectares in Beihai Park are covered by its lake, so we rented a (very slow, battery powered) boat and spent some time cruising around and enjoying the day!
Some of the funnier looking boats docked on the lakeshore at Beihai.
Another epic flower/foliage sculpture we stumbled upon while walking back to our hotel.

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I'm Azure; a healthy dose of eccentricity best taken with a grain of salt. I am often described as sassy. I have a fondness for words and those who can twist them in their mouth to create something exquisite. I read a lot, delight in live music, have a mild obsession with honey bees, and am baller at boggle. I believe that being normal is boring and love bright colors. Oftentimes, I prefer the company of animals to people; particularly dogs and horses, but have recently joined team cat. I love to travel and learn. I want to be able to experience our world, as well as help it. Oh, and unicorns exist.

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