If you recall my 28th birthday was celebrated the day we arrived in Manila, so this year to celebrate the culmination of surviving a year in the Philippines, my 29th birthday and Thanksgiving all thrown together we went to Beijing.
Our hotel and room.
It was a fabulous trip. We decided to forgo a big hotel and stay at http://www.hotelcotecoursl.com/ which is located in a local hutong http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hutong As tourists, it gave us a very different view of China!
Fruit kabobs for sale on the street
The food we found was delicious from the noodles to the dumplings and pork sandwiches. Holden was on a mission to find a fortune cookie, but we have found that fortune cookies tend to be an American only thing!
corn on the cob at the Forbidden City
Our all time favorite at the Wangfujing market. haha