We were lucky this year because our buddy Lance came to visit us while he was in China on a month-long business trip in Shanghai. Beijing is just a quick two-hour plane ride or so, and it was such a blessing to see a familiar face and share our lives in China with him.
|When tourists attack...|
We took public transportation a LOT.
And we didn't just take pictures of the backs of each others' heads.
Of course, we ate a lot of really tasty grub. Lance is a fellow yogurt enthusiast (Jason isn't so much into yogurt), and his wife, Amy, had told him about famous Beijing yogurt. Plus, eating yogurt is one of the best ways to fight indigestion or traveler's diarrhea-- two things that are almost guaranteed to visit you while you visit China. Suffice it to say that a good deal of yogurt was consumed in our three days together.
|Iced fruit tea at Bellagio|
|Mango Coconut Milk shaved ice at Bellagio|
|Lance and his first cup of Beijing yogurt|
|Beijing Yogurt comes in a tiny clay jug that you can keep for an extra 1 kuai. |
Each cup is covered by a little piece of printed wax paper, secured by a rubber band.
|Lance and me with some friends having hot pot for dinner.|
|Lance in his favorite chair at our apartment|