This afternoon I went back to Tiananmen Square after this mornings trip. This time I was going to look at the surrounding area, which is mostly shops. These shop though felt very Chinese. The photo above was taken because I felt over whelm with lots of information but understood so little of it I thought it was great and that was the culture I really wanted to experience.
There was very little english words or other westerners and I felt really immersed. I had fun ordering my food which, I think, was Rice, Soya strip with spring onions and cucumber. The handwritten note in Mandarin explaining I was a vegetarian was helpful once again.
After fully looking around this area I made my way home and bought my self some traditional food for tea. I would like to point your attention to a few things in this image ( Click above to open the image gallery ) ; The first is the size of the peach – it is huge, the second is the way what we would called yoghurt is described on the side of the pot ( If you can’t read it, it say ‘Flavoured Fermented Milk’) and finally the pre-made sandwich, which is the only one this shop sold. It is a peanut butter sandwich with the crusts cut off and the ends sealed. All of which tasted amazing, except the peach because I haven’t stated it yet!
What I have learned:
- Either I have shrunk or peaches have got bigger. I also have an urge to read ‘James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl‘
- The Athletics World Championship will be in Beijing in 3 weeks time. Do I try and get tickets when I visit the Olympic ‘Bird Nest’ Stadium tomorrow?
- I can get a trip from my hostel to Tibet, it’s quite expensive but I am tempted.
- There is a Tibetan Medicine Doctor in Beijing. I have emailed him to make an appointment and have a tour around the hospital to see if I learn any more about the natural healing and pain control for my Possible Mind Blog.