On my last trip to Beijing I was lucky to meet a good old friend from back in the happy uni days attending courses at the East Asian department. Unlike myself, she has immersed herself in the local culture and language and so taking a stroll with her through some of the Beijing highlights was a real treat. We walked around for almost half a day, covering the northern and back lakes, and although I was somewhat familiar with those areas I managed to see a lots of new things.

 

 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 

We started off from the Drum tower area…

 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 

And continued on to the lake area…

 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 

Catching lots of interesting local people photos along the way…

 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 Walking along the Back & Northern Lakes of Beijing

 

There’s little I like more than strolling around with a ‘local’ friend, taking photos of local culture…



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