350. Forbidden City

Forbidden city. Jan 2005.

48. food, the chinese and snoaring

everytime i went to noodle king in london i thought, "why are they giving out so big portions all the time? this can't be good for you and it can't be chinese. in china everyone is thin and good looking." i was so wrong! after three days in beijing the smallest dish was like noodle king sized. the biggest, well ...

47. photos beijing

ok i took some photos today and developed them to a cd. 20 minutes and 35 yuan. the photos were taken before the blizzard:

46. duai, duai

Oskar forgot to mention that the microwave restaurant is a huge microwave with a huge door, yes, a house that looks like a huge microwave. We've seen houses here that have shapes of beerjugs, trees and an elephant (!). So, why not a microwave, hi-tech western style modern fastfood for the new, modern human being with less time to spend ...

44. third day in beijing

and we managed to leave the block! cross in the roof! cycling in beijing is usually the best way of moving around in the city, so today i decided to try it out. oscar bailed out and did cab style. born brat, always a brat. anyway, you can rent bikes from this hostel but of course not today, the bikes were ...

42. second day in beijing

and we still haven't left the block. this morning we started walking west and 400 m later we ended up in a market-department store kind of like skärholmens loppmarknad but with new stuff (all fake brands though). several hours later we came out with full bags and stomages. great place! canada goose jacket for 400 yan = 150 sek that ...

41. best of 2004

ok, due to the lovely temperature of -30 we stayed in one day/night at our hotel. but we had to do something, so we started making lists of everything that was best of 2004. here it is:

40. ni hao

ni hao all fellow friends of the world! we are now in beijing, the great city of the east! and yes it is great by all means! we arrived today after a very beautiful ride from irkutsk via ulan bator. last days in irkutsk was slightly warmer, just -20, which felt like a heat wave for us so everything went smoother. we ...