As a traveler, I am most excited to observe the small differences in daily life in each place I visit. Here is a peak into the streets and parks in this city.
Boating in the parks is ubiquitous. The boats are all whimsical or painted exciting colors.
This yogurt drink is everywhere. Buyers purchase the beverage and leave the empty glass container with the seller.
Matching mother/child clothing is popular.
Motorbike riders use protection against the elements. Here are examples of poagies to cover hands (I thought they were only for the Minnesota winter!), a drape to cover the legs, and a ‘roof’.
Card playing retirees. One of many groups at this park, the Temple of Heaven.
Of course, the cyclist in me is excited to see how bikers navigate Beijing. Bikes vary from old and loud to snazzy fixed gears and the riders are just as diverse.